Pussy versus Putin

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Pussy vs. Putin
Created byGogol's Wives [1]
Screenplay byGogol's Wives
Directed byGogol's Wives
StarringNadezhda Tolokonnikova
Maria Alyokhina
Yekaterina Samutsevich
Pyotr Verzilov
Vladimir Putin
Andrew Tolokonnikov
Country of originRussia
Original language(s)Russian
Producer(s)Gogol's Wives Production
Ilya Zaslavskiy (Associate Producer, Free Speech LLC)
Running time63 minutes
Original release2013

Pussy versus Putin is a 2013 Russian documentary film by the film collective Gogol's Wives chronicling the history of the group Pussy Riot and their struggle with the political regime in Russia. The film received the NTR IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary at the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.[2]

The one-hour film includes sequences in which group members discuss their political aims, footage of their guerrilla-style performances during the run-up to the 2012 Russian presidential election as well as the intimidation and physical harassment they face, shot from behind bars and inside prison vans.[3]

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  1. ^ Russian focus - the magazine of the Session[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Frost, Caroline (17 December 2013). "Documentary: 'Pussy Versus Putin' Gives Insider's View Of The Cost Of Taking On The Might Of The Kremlin". Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  3. ^ MacNab, Geoffrey (20 November 2013). "Scenes Putin doesn't want you to see". The Independent. Retrieved 17 June 2015.

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