Годовщина подвига отмечена перед посольством России.
Tomorrow (21.02.2013) will mark one year since the Russian feminist punk-rock band performed a protest song outside Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral. Their subsequent arrest led to two of the band members being imprisoned in a Siberian labor camp.
To commemorate the band's courageous act and to draw attention to their imprisonment for the dubious charge of "hooliganism", members of Amnesty International held a rally outside the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC. They reenacted the group's performance as an act of solidarity and to continue to draw attention to the lack of human rights within Russia.
To mark the one-year anniversary of Pussy Riot members Nadezhda "Nadia" Tolokonnikova and Maria "Masha" Alekhina's arrest, Amnesty International attempted to deliver the Free Pussy Riot World Map to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. today.
Russian officials refused to accept it.
"Well, it's not the first time the Russian government has refused to hear the outcry of global solidarity for Nadia and Masha, who remain in remote prison camps," said Michelle Ringuette, Amnesty International USA chief of campaigns and programs.
"Russian authorities continue to clamp down on human rights, political activists and non-governmental organizations, and it must end now. The persecution of Pussy Riot has become a global symbol of President Putin's shameless intolerance for criticism and determined crackdown on freedom of expression and association."
In July 2012, Ringuette and other representatives of Amnesty International were asked to leave the Russian Embassy during a formal meeting when they tried to present officials with a petition signed by more than 70,000 people, calling for the release of Pussy Riot. To date, more than 100,000 have joined in that call.
17 августа 2013 - день солидарности против приговора Пусси Райот.
17 August a Day of Solidarity against the verdict on Pussy Riot.