Pussy Riot founder Nadezhda Tolokonnikova: ‘Every voice counts’

The activist and founder of the Russian art collective group speaks with “The View” co-host Meghan McCain on why she’s bringing attention to Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s jailing.
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Transcript for Pussy Riot founder Nadezhda Tolokonnikova: ‘Every voice counts’
Last weekend electing a volley the Russian opposition leader who was unjustly arrested. Lost his appeal case against his now two and a half year prison sentence despite the loss of the appeal the ball me used his time in court to his benefit urging fellow activist to not be afraid of the government. And keep speaking out and joined today by woman who knows. All about the risks speaking out and Russia not yet. To look on a box she is a conceptual artist a political activist and known better internationally as one of the most outspoken spoken found in members. Of the Russian our collective group. Pussy riot. Not yet welcome to the show thank you for speaking with me today am a huge fan. And imagine having the when I get pussy riot has been creating art and music for almost ten years. He said quote the group in the band but it's a movement and after receiving a claim for your working became internationally famous. Already outcry of your two year prison sentence following the pomp prayer performance. Which is actually nine years ago this week. I can't imagine what that was like but how did it ultimately change EO. I'm alternate loans used this team has Magee grants you two apparently who supported us asking her prison sentence and child. It's a really mean huge difference Breslin and encourage all of here. Who look. Simpler political isn't as good. Can't sit. And each teach me on and let leis. It changed Meehan. Isn't any bigger belief in humanity because I've seen. How many people are Brady is toward those who meet next on life. They hold back connection to own and we are receiving letters. And members are being urged New Jersey you know even hot. Labor camps are thrown all around the world. Current and it was just. Fantastic does is magic but also tiny house senate and when you get negative consequences consequences. Such as you know regular management Berkeley and back to Aaron and you know Oracle. It definitely doesn't that's not what good in the treatment wells sounds still struggling when. Visit dozens and dozens IEO was released from jail. Well not a you were released early because of international pressure and the two dozen fourteen Winter Olympics. Or hosted then in Russia and president Biden. Recently had a call with President Putin that ended with both of them agreeing to maintain transport transparent and consistent communication. How important do you think this international pressure will be now and you believe that there can actually be transparent communication with Vladimir Patton. It's not send just one I didn't think this isn't it we're happy place cons and if president Biden fills building she wants to stop as Britain and irony that is awesome venture between adults and even though. Was elected poetry result of the basic does not carry a gun to anyone's opinions he. Dust because she leave them on us and he has a reason to would be helped me. Well not yet two of the pussy riot members mosh and Lucy are now under house arrest and they're facing up to two years in prison for supporting a ball need. This is just horrible have you had any contact with either of them that either ban. And how many dealing. Own well. And don't have to write to how many eggs them on. Through their lawyer is. So they completely cut brown moved on from all of us air Eisley hit. Are they can't do anything they they can are routine in their act it is news they cannot appear on laying. RT can eat then I'll go to work to this query on themselves and their families. And now we don't really know how long it lasts they're currently armed Anheuser has. And now they're facing two years in jail on which is truly horrible correspondent those memories East Boston they're cool already said it's two years in jail. Owen was in the nation's Saturday Indians and meaner. On count from me. She went through the seeing wearable nightmare and is I did and to me. Eight stay alternates is an Altman nine to come back to you and now must and it he's facing a gain and I can't stress enough that it's really important thing not who supported. A much and you should film persona and and Aaron in editions that Washington new show our Korean couple. And currency is intriguing and can hold. In different places you can also has thrown one another it closed up on. Technically. On the big Antoine green homes east and they can we eat and each other. That's correct back. You at recently released a new song and music video which was found last February and T Petersburg with the help of over 200 LG BTQ plus feminist and anti authoritarian activists called rage. As I'm was supposed to debut on your new album of the same name. Later this year are what push you to release it early. Every scene he's an ex you know banging heads combats depression. And in seventeen. Earring. It started NB. Leave Kyrgyz and Russian cause I need is ready and supported by Russian people. Cool could carry listener it was practically all end. Alan if an interim coach a wave of protests started could be it all political ambitions. We seen people beaten big enough history it's. Com TT four years old bald woman was a chicken here's tonic and oh underground. She ended up Eden hospital in the ancient. And even Washington bullets this thing out and mysteries impression. Might matter police and I didn't descended helped used in ultimate news that B it means there are insistent. An optimist but wouldn't it be enough problem is I. On ice crews and being more effective than anything else its border with Syria so we decided to release. And just you know if you aged instead it's really is. Each ordered nation as the name on a song in English. An interesting and we did he didn't they sound Ruble political and still. And who is a resident on encourages. For in his blood company you know money. Well UN electing a balmy are incredibly wary of ads say is all the members of pussy riot. Knowing what you guys have sacrificed in what you call could possibly do you can be killed for your activism. The bombing made a statement at his appeal about what he wishes for Russia's future anything quote. I want Russia to be free but that's not enough in its south we have everything but we are somehow still an unhappy country I propose changing our slogan. Rush so we'll be not only free but also happy rush out will be happy. Are you seeing any positive changes and what do you think Americans need to now about electing a balmy and pussy riot. And what we can do here at home to keep that I says on that fight you guys are doing such incredible work to keep going. So did the fairest thing and I'm kind of forces. On route and the second. And com. Well you can do your own actions you can do unbeaten in your own unsupported actions and it certainly may actually. I remember when I was in jail and let lawyers the green. Com photos arms actions all of around the world in part of grant. It's really well and my heart and it made me feel like we are not defeated even though we are congenial and Christians don't voters. But Lee we knew then I'll win enough alone and this is just business. And regarding. Breast sent. On that should be happy indefinitely it chained and I AD league impression and it is happy. Areas. I'm surrounded guy. It community. That stands. In his chest. And I chose to be his could mean scenes I was studying. And we're fighting there has been able that they have emit carbon. And anybody interested in happy could I known then message. Moon then wrists 100%. Would be happy. While not a guy you really have the utmost respect and admiration for you went all members of pussy riot in all the incredible work you have been doing for such a long time please know that so many Americans. Right with you and support you and support everything you're doing a really appreciate you taking the time. To join us today in please continue to fight and let us now how we can continue to help you here at the BO. Indecent and.

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