Pussy Riot – Putin Will Teach You

This is the video being made when they were beaten by Cossacks on Thursday.

With the song and video, Pussy Riot is asking for a boycott of the games, claiming that Putin is restricting human rights. The tune touches on Russia’s new federal law prohibiting “gay propaganda” (“50 billion and a gay-driven rainbow/ Rodnina and Kabaeva will pass you those flames/ In prison they will teach you how to obey”) as well as the state of Russia during the Olympics (“Sochi is blocked – Olympic surveillance/ Special forces, weapons, crowds of cops”). “The Olympics has turned the police state into a total police state and the authoritarian regime into a totalitarian regime with preventive arrests,” collective member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said at the press conference, according to the Post. “The Olympics has created an environment of sweeping violations of human rights in Russia. We are banned from speaking out here.”