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KU to host documentary and panel about Russian feminist punk band

May 5, 2014


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Kansas University will host a viewing for a 2013 documentary about a prominent Russian punk rock protest group as well as a panel exploring the group's role in modern Russia.

The documentary will be shown from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The accompanying talk will be from 3-5 p.m. Thursday in the Kansas Room of the union.

Thursday's panel will feature Ani Kokobobo, a KU assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures; Andrew Gilbert, a doctoral student of women, gender and sexuality studies; and Erik Scott, an assistant professor of history, who will moderate. The talk will center on the band's social role in Russia and the implications of the arrest and imprisonment of several band members following a performance in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.

The documentary showing and panel are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by the university along with the KU Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the departments of Slavic languages and literatures, women gender and sexuality studies, and the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center.


Ken Lassman 4 years, 1 month ago

I presume you are talking about Pussy Riot, no? Then why not use their name--it is not in either the headline or the body of the article. Very odd. Is there a reason for this?

Thomas Bryce Jr. 4 years, 1 month ago

How about "Feline Fracas"? Hope that is not too offensive for our PC Moderators.

Bob Smith 4 years, 1 month ago

Let's have a big round of applause for ** *!

Larry Sturm 4 years, 1 month ago

If it is worthy enough to have a documentary about them it worthy enough to print their name.

Bob Forer 4 years, 1 month ago

Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot.


Bob Smith 4 years, 1 month ago

Pussy Riot will be touring with the Meat Puppets this summer. They'll be doing the kickoff concert in Intercourse, PA in June! Be there or be square!

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