Tuesday, February 25, 2014

With an Effort

Today we will be watching the hands of the conjurer, who fetches rabbits from his hat.
After they were freed from the prison, punk activists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Mariya Alekhina gave several interviews in which they revealed new goals in their life and the first one was the support of prisoners. Tolokonnikova's letter created a lot of stir and led to inspections of many correction facilities, so it was only logical to conclude that the participant of Pussy Riot, having such an enormous media power, will continue to occupy herself with work on advocacy of human rights.

And at first they actually did it they came to courts, where the Bolotnaya Square cases were tried, maintained contact with some women prisoners, spoke about conditions in prisons.
And then the conjurer flew up high and landed on another continent altogether. Officially members of Pussy Riot met Madonna and other stars, gave a "concert", enjoyed themselves and had some rest. However, we are interested in another part, a third hand, which is always concealed, but brings much more surprises than the other ones.

The girls did not plan any events in Sochi. Moreover, in their first interviews they promised to wrap up their previous activities for some time even when once they let it slip that they would repeat the concert in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, in a day they refuted these words by saying that they were, as they said, misinterpreted wouldn't repeat it in the future but would live through their lives again by coming back into the past. Plus, their Olympic oratory in interview with Sobchak both girls didn't deny that the Winter Games in Sochi are a symbolic and important event for Russia. They gave no support to Kuban rights activists and it seems were unaware of their existence at all.

But something happened after their visit to the USA. Something went wrong. Now the girls expressly announced in public that they would visit Sochi, they deliberately walked with journalists to capture on camera anything that might happen to them.

I still want to believe that the Cossack with a whip was not disguised Petya Verzilov (Tolokonnikova's husband); this would be totally in their spirit. Nevertheless, even if this were a real Cossack, he would absolutely be legally dealt with. He was the one to do more than dozens of thousands of people, preparing the Olympic Games, only his actions came with a negative sign. The provocation worked; meet the "Russian bandits with shoulder straps" as background to all the Western news about the Olympic Games. A biathlete won the Cossack hit. Hockey players lost the Cossack hit. Masha and Nadya are already in Moscow and the journalists still are making photographs of the place where the video was made.
A great piece of luck.