February 25, 2024 11:19 pm

‘Pussy Riot’ founder admits giving ‘humanitarian aid’ cash to Ukrainian army — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
WhatsApp
Telegram

URGENT: JUST 11 DAYS REMAIN TO HELP SAVE INDEPENDENT MEDIA & ANR, TO ENSURE WE ARE FULLY FUNDED FOR NEXT MONTH,SO LET'S CUT THE BS & GET TO THE POINT - WE WILL BE FORCED LAY OFF STAFF & REDUCE OPERATIONS UNLESS WE ARE FULLY FUNDED WITHIN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS - Sadly, less than 0.5% of readers currently donate or subscribe to us But YOU can easily change that. Imagine the impact we'd make if 3 in 10 readers supported us today. To start with we’d remove this annoying banner as we could fight for a full year...

The activist Russia wants arrested for hate speech got pranked by comedians Vovan and Lexus

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the founders of the feminist-punk band ‘Pussy Riot,’ admitted on Friday that she helped funds raised for humanitarian purposes find their way to the Ukrainian troops.

Earlier in the week, the notorious Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus published two recorded conversations with Tolokonnikova, in which they posed as former Ukrainian Minister of Culture Alexander Tkachenko and President Vladimir Zelensky, respectively. 

According to the recordings, the ‘Rioter’ spoke of sending money to the Ukrainian military, tricking American artist Shepard Fairey into making pro-Ukrainian art, plotting to steal Russian cryptocurrency on behalf of Kiev, and hoping to renounce her Russian citizenship.

“I told the Ukrainian foundation that you can publicly declare that all the money will go to humanitarian needs, but in reality spend it however you want,” she said at one point in the conversation.

On Wednesday, Tolokonnikova responded with a cryptic post on X (formerly Twitter): “Mood: Burn my Russian passport and send money to the Ukrainian Army.”

She followed up with a lengthier post on Friday, confirming that some of the money she raised in February 2022 went to the Ukrainian military – and that she advocated for it herself – but insisted that the group that did so was “a democratic organization where people vote what to do.”

The final decision, she said, was to send money to the Come Back Alive foundation – for medical kits, cars and body armor – the official ethereum account of Ukraine; the Happy Paw fund to help animals; and the Outright International fund to help “LGBTQ+” soldiers.

She also admitted to helping Zelensky’s wife fundraise “for humanitarian needs” and using her own money – from the sales of ‘Putin’s Ashes’ artwork – to fund a Ukrainian unit fighting under Bakhmut (Artyomovsk) in February this year. According to Vovan and Lexus, her ex-husband Pyotr Verzilov was fighting in that unit at the time. 

Tolokonnikova insisted that the crypto theft scheme didn’t actually exist, but said it was a “cool idea” and that she would be willing to work with whoever wanted to help make it happen. She added she would “gladly renounce Russian citizenship and become a stateless person” but can’t do so because she is currently wanted in Russia on criminal charges. Earlier this week, a Moscow court issued a warrant for her arrest on charges of insulting religious believers in social media posts.

“There is nothing more sacred and important for me now than the support of Ukraine,” she concluded her post on X. “Glory to Ukraine!”

Tolokonnikova is one of the founding members of ‘Pussy Riot,’ advertised as a “feminist punk band.” The group gained global notoriety – and US government support – by staging an expletive-laden “punk mass” at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012.

The stunt also earned Tolokonnikova and two others a two-year prison sentence for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.” Her sentence was commuted in 2013. At some point she moved to the US, and is believed to currently reside in Los Angeles.

You can share this story on social media:



Source link

Opinion pieces don’t necessarily reflect the position of our news site but of our Opinion writers.

Original Source: ‘Pussy Riot’ founder admits giving ‘humanitarian aid’ cash to Ukrainian army — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Support the ANR from as little as $8 – it only takes a minute. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. Thank you.

Related News

Let’s not lose touch…Your Government and Big Tech are actively trying to censor the information reported by The ANR to serve their own needs. Subscribe now to make sure you receive the latest uncensored news in your inbox…

Australian National Review is Australia’s first real free and independent press, one with no editorial control by the elite, but a publication that can generate critical thinkers and critical debate and hold those spreading mistruths and deliberate propaganda in mainstream media to account.

News with a difference that will be educational, compelling and create a platform for political and social change in this country and address the real issues facing this country and the world.

Discover more from ANR

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Watch Full Documentary

URGENT: JUST 3 DAYS REMAIN TO HELP SAVE INDEPENDENT MEDIA & ANR, SO LET'S CUT THE BS & GET TO THE POINT - WE WILL BE FORCED TO LAY OFF STAFF & REDUCE OPERATIONS UNLESS WE ARE FULLY FUNDED WITHIN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS

Sadly, less than 0.5% of readers currently donate or subscribe to us But YOU can easily change that. Imagine the impact we'd make if 3 in 10 readers supported us today. To start with we’d remove this annoying banner as we could fight for a full year...

Get access to TruthMed- how to save your family and friends that have been vaxx with vaccine detox, & how the Unvaxxed can prevent spike protein infection from the jabbed.

Free with ANR Subscription from $8