Pussy Riot: A defining moment of the World Cup

We were shown Putin making an elaborate statement with his umbrella. But we got only a fleeting glance of the statement against his umbrella.

We didn’t know it then but this is an equally defining moment of the World Cup. What seemed to be an unruly interruption in the game, was perhaps more important than the game itself.

Pussy Riot members made a statement on the ground by courting arrest and off it on social media. Their demands are as applicable in our country as anywhere else.

/The heavenly policeman is the organizer of this World Cup’s beautiful carnival, the earthy policeman is afraid of the celebration.

The heavenly policeman carefully watches for obeying the game rules, the earthly policeman enters the game not caring about the rules.

The FIFA World Cup has reminded us of the possibilities of the heavenly policeman in the Great Russia of the future, but the earthly policeman, entering the ruleless game breaks our world apart.

When the earthly policeman enters the game, we demand to:
1. Let all political prisoners free.
2. Not imprison for “likes”.
3. Stop Illegal arrests on rallies.
4. Allow political competition in the country.
5. Not fabricate criminal accusations and not keep people in jails for no reason.
6. Turn the earthly policeman into the heavenly policeman./

Their full statement is here.

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