Архивы по рубрикам: russia

Ноябрь 14, 2013

A Letter to Vladimir Putin in Support of Greenpeace

Greetings from Japan.
Check out my letter below to President Vladimir Putin which he has not replied to as yet. The Russian Ambassador kindly responded saying that their situation ‘is not properly represented in the world media’.
It would be great if this misunderstanding could be resolved and the protesters can be home with their families […]

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Май 23, 2013

Paul McCartney Supports Pussy Riot in Letters to Russian Authorities

Paul McCartney has written to Russian authorities in support of Pussy Riot as one member yesterday began a hunger strike after she was barred from attending her own parole hearing in person. The former Beatle sent handwritten letters on behalf of Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, asking Russian officials to consider parole for the incarcerated women.
“My personal belief […]

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Сентябрь 21, 2012

Yoko Ono to give John Lennon peace award to Pussy Riot

The Lennonono Grant For Peace also goes to Rachel Corrie, Christopher Hitchens and John Perkins

Yoko Ono is set to give the biennial Lennonono Grant For Peace to five different activists and campaigners, including the partially imprisoned Russian punk collective,Pussy Riot.
As well as Pussy Riot, the award will be presented posthumously to peace activist Rachel Corrie, who died in […]

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Август 21, 2012

Paul McCartney tells Russian punk band to “stay strong”

(CBS/AP) Paul McCartney is the latest star to throw his support behind a Russian punk band whose members face prison for a stunt against President Vladimir Putin.

In a letter released Thursday, the former Beatle urged three members of Pussy Riot to “stay strong” and called on authorities to allow them freedom of speech.
McCartney noted […]

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Август 17, 2012

Dear Nadya, Katya & Masha.

Dear Nadya, Katya & Masha,

I’m writing to show my support for you at this difficult time. I would like you to know that I very much hope the Russian authorities would support the principle of free speech for all their citizens and not feel that they have to punish you for your protest. Many people […]

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Август 8, 2012

Free Pussy Riot

Июнь 27, 2012

Beatles Blamed for Drug Epidemics in Russia

The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics, the country’s top substance abuse official said on Monday.
“After the Beatles traveled to Indian ashrams to expand their consciousness, they introduced the idea of changing your mental condition through drugs to the populace,” Yevgeny Bryun said.
“When business […]

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Январь 13, 2012

Happy the Old Russian New Year!

Август 5, 2011

Liverpool Academy of Arts presents Beatles exhibition Back From the USSR

IT was 1968 when the Beatles sang ‘you don’t know how lucky you are boy, back in the USSR’. But being discovered listening to those lyrics would leave you very unlucky indeed if you lived in the old Soviet Union at the time.
The Fab Four were deemed unsuitable for Soviet ears by the Kremlin (they […]

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Июнь 10, 2011

“Dear Ringo, thank you for concerts in Kiev and Moscow,…”

“I never forget”


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