In the midst of Russia’s Ural mountains lies the industrial town of Berezniki. It is not a town famous for anything much but its contribution as the world’s largest supplier of potash is about to be overshadowed. And yet this fame may not be the kind it would like on its Wikipedia page.
As of today, Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian punk feminist collective Pussy Riot, is on the 10th day of a hunger strike. She is protesting at the decision of prison officials to prevent her from attending a parole hearing that might have cut short the sentence she is currently serving in Berezniki’s prison camp.… Seguir leyendo »