Pussy Riot: Art, Sex & Disobedience in Russia

A conversation with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Luke Harding

Mon 17 November 2014 - 7.00pm King's College London, Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street, London SE1

by King's Russia Institute


Pussy Riot, came to prominence in 2012 when the imprisonment of three of their members caused global outrage. After 18 months Nadya and Masha emerged to find a Russia more in Putin’s control than ever.

At their first ever UK event, they talk to Luke Harding about their time in prison, campaigns for women's rights, political freedom and reform of the justice system and how they became a thorn in the side of one of the world’s most powerful men.

Hosted by the Russia Institute at King’s College London.

Running time: approximately 90 minutes, no interval.

General admission to the event is via Guardian Live. A limited number of free tickets are available to King's College London students and staff, on a first-come-first-served basis. To claim your ticket, email


The mission of King’s Russia Institute – to support interdisciplinary, balanced and cutting-edge research and learning on how Russian society functions and on the country’s place and impact in global affairs – is strengthened by King’s commitment to global studies. Working in tandem with the King’s Global Institutes and situated in the heart of the world’s leading global City, the King’s Russia Institute will be a hub for discussion and debate, linking UK, Russian and global audiences in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.