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Podcast: Russian Artists Fight The Power


Members of the feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot performing an unsanctioned concert on Red Square

Members of the feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot performing an unsanctioned concert on Red Square

Art and politics. Creativity and dissent. The avant-garde vs. the ruling elite.

From feminist punk rockers Pussy Riot to the anarchist art collective Voina, Russia's avant-garde community has become increasingly bold in challenging the authorities in a variety of creative ways.

In the latest edition of "The Power Vertical Podcast," Kirill Kobrin, managing editor of RFE/RL's Russian Service, joins me to discuss the changing relationship between contemporary artists and the Kremlin.

Also on the podcast, a discussion of how local politics has become the new front in the battle between the authorities and the opposition.

Enjoy...

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The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian's personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page or

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