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You're reading: On Femen, Pussy Riot and crosses

Unsurprisingly
the two were pulled even closer together by the free Pussy Riot rallies and
demonstrations that erupted across the world, which saw participants not only
wearing Pussy’s Riot’s signature balaclavas, but often showing their breasts
and painting their bodies in free Pussy Riot slogans in signature FEMEN
style. 

The
overlap went one step farther on the day of the Pussy Riot verdict when FEMEN
activist Inna Shevchenko chain-sawed down a massive wooden cross in central
Kyiv erected on public land by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Though
there are conflicting accounts of which exact group of the Soviet state’s
victims the cross was erected to memorialize, and even if it was done so
legally, Shevchenko later admitted in an interview with Euro Radio’s Liavon Malinovskiy
that the group had not known about the history of the cross. 

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