In 2012, the Russian punk band Pussy Riot made international headlines, when they staged a protest against Vladimir Putin and were then thrown in jail. They spent 21 months in prison. As speculation has since swirled about alleged ties between Putin and Donald Trump, I met up with one of the founders of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova, to get her take on the situation. She was joined in our interview by actor John Cusack, who as part of his work for the Freedom of the Press Foundation has traveled to Russia to meet with whistleblower Edward Snowden. Cusack recently co-authored a book about that experience called “Things That Can And Cannot Be Said.”

 

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