Pussy Riot Member Put on Russia's Most-Wanted List, with NFT Used as Evidence
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Pussy Riot Member Put on Russia's Most-Wanted List, with NFT Used as Evidence

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The feminist punk rocker had created a work called "Virgin Mary, Please Become a Feminist" — but this is an offense under Russian law because it "hurts religious feelings."

Pussy Riot Member Put on Russia's Most-Wanted List, with NFT Used as Evidence

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A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot has been placed on the country's most wanted list.

And Nadya Tolokonnikova claims a non-fungible token she created is being used as evidence.

The feminist punk rocker had created a work called "Virgin Mary, Please Become a Feminist" — but this is an offense under Russian law because it "hurts religious feelings."

Tolokonnikova previously spent two years in jail after leading protests within Russia over 10 years ago, but has since left the country.

Moscow has labeled her as a "foreign agent."

In a defiant statement posted on Instagram, Tolokonnikova says political artists risk their personal safety for the sake of what they do. She wrote:

"The Ukraine flag NFT for Ukraine DAO was sold for close to $7 million and the crypto community rallied around it — we sent funds on the ground to Ukraine, we saved lives. I'm sure Putin didn’t like that either."

And vowing to continue with her art and campaigning, Tolokonnikova added:

"They threaten us but we cannot show fear. I will use the tools I have as an artist and crypto activist to keep fighting. I'm not a soldier, I'm an artist, art is my weapon. Glad to see they are scared."
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