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A riot of their own

There are six women in the video for Punk Prayer: Mother of God, Drive Putin Away, some of which was filmed in another church, but the night before the action, one backed out. Of the five who took part, only three were caught. And of the three who were caught, only two were sent to prison, which is how a collective of dissidents became a cult of personality.

Andrew Purcell

I am a British freelance journalist based in New York and (sometimes) Rio de Janeiro. My principal clients are the Sunday Herald , the Guardian, BBC World Service radio, and the Age. For a complete list of contents, click here. Twitter: @andrewpurcellny