Sunday, 29 July 2012

Pussy Riot: the faces of rebellion

Three young Russian women - Maria Aliokhina, Nadezha Tolokonnikova and Iekaterina Samutsevich - were arrested earlier this year after occupying a cathedral in Moscow to sing a punk prayer against Putin. They are accused of vandalism and religious hatred. If found guilty, they could spend up to seven years in prison. Similarly to what happened to the Three Marias in the 70s, these women's trial has been delayed since February. Let's hope that History repeats itself and that a revolution in Russia is able to suspend the accusation. 

Who said we live in a world beyond gender? New theories of gender must start right here.

The trial begins on 30 July.

(Chorus) St. Maria, Virgin, Drive away Putin Drive away! Drive away Putin! (end chorus) 
Black robe, golden epaulettes
All parishioners are crawling and bowing
The ghost of freedom is in heaven
Gay pride sent to Siberia in chains
 The head of the KGB is their chief saint
Leads protesters to prison under escort
In order not to offend the Holy
Women have to give birth and to love
 Holy shit, shit, Lord's shit! Holy shit, shit, Lord's shit! (Chorus)
St. Maria, Virgin, become a feminist 
Become a feminist, Become a feminist (end chorus) 
Church praises the rotten dictators 
The cross-bearer procession of black limousines 
In school you are going to meet with a teacher-preacher 
Go to class - bring him money! 
 Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin 
Bitch, you better believed in God 
Belt of the Virgin is no substitute for mass-meetings 
In protest of our Ever-Virgin Mary! (Chorus) 
St. Maria, Virgin, Drive away Putin Drive away! Drive away Putin! (end chorus)