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Pussy Riot Frontwoman Is On The Russian Interior Ministry’s Wanted List For NFT Artwork



Nadya Tolokonnikova, the frontwoman of Pussy Riot, is on the Russian Interior Ministry’s wanted list for a nonfungible token (NFT) artwork depicting the Virgin Mary.


It has been reported that the Russian government has used the artwork as evidence for criminal charges against the group for “hurting the religious emotions” of the people of Russia.


However, Tolokonnikova and Pussy Riot regularly use their platform and NFT art to combat political tyranny and advocate for women’s rights. Their latest initiative involves leveraging the metaverse to promote inclusivity and establish a virtual safe space for all.


The report said that Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist protest and performance art group that has used various forms of artistic expression, including music, poetry, and street theater, to challenge the Russian government’s policies and social norms. The group was formed in 2011 and in recent years, Pussy Riot has turned to the use of NFTs. The group released its first NFT in 2021, a series of digital artworks depicting Russian political prisoners.


Likewise, Nadya Tolokonnikova is a Russian conceptual artist, political activist, and musician. She is best known as a member of the feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot. Tolokonnikova has been arrested multiple times for her activism and has become a vocal advocate for women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and freedom of expression.


Pussy Riot has once again found itself in controversy. This is due to the Russian Interior Ministry adding frontwoman, Nadya Tolokonnikova, to its wanted list for creating an NFT. Pussy Riot’s NFT, entitled “Virgin Mary, Please Become a Feminist,” features the Christian icon framed by “anatomical characteristics of the female external genitalia.”


The Russian government has used Pussy Riot’s NFT as evidence for criminal charges against the group for “hurting the religious emotions” of the people of Russia. Despite this legal challenge, Pussy Riot continues to use NFTs as a means of artistic expression and social activism.


Pussy Riot’s Tolokonnikova, who is an experienced NFT artist and activist, co-founded UnicornDAO in 2022. Significantly, the organization has helped raise over $4 million to help underrepresented groups and marginalized artists. She also played a crucial role in UkraineDAO to support the resistance and relief operations.


Thus, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova is no stranger to using her voice and influence. Markedly, she uses her platform to stand against tyranny and fight for women’s rights. Now, she’s tapping into the world’s largest web3 social metaverse, IMVU, to get the word out about inclusivity and creating a virtual haven for all.


Source: NFT Evening


 

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