Yekaterina Samutsevich


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Yekaterina “Katya” Samutsevich born Moscow, Russia August 9, 1982. Computer engineer; member of Pussy Riot collective. One of three Pussy Riot protesters arrested for “hooliganism” in anti-Putin demonstration at Moscow cathedral, 2011; detained seven months.


"It's a fight, it's an ongoing fight. . . Just because there was a court case doesn't mean that we're going to stop and shut our mouths. We have a lot of things to say. We're going to continue to work, continue to do what we do." (Leslie Stahl interview, Mar. 24, 2013; photo 99getsmart)