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Maria Alekhina

Founding member of Pussy Riot and a political activist. At the age of 24, she was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance at the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior. She was released in December 2013. In March 2014, Alekhina and fellow Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova founded Zona Prava, an organization that defends prisoners’ rights. Alekhina is a recipient of the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace and has also been awarded the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought. On September 2021, a Moscow court sentenced her to one year of “restrictions on freedom” for attending a protest in support of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Update: 13 December 2021


Has participated in

Maria Alekhina

The masked protest