Must-see morning clip: Pussy Riot's power and protest in Russia

Katya Samutsevich, member of the activist group, talks to "60 Minutes" about how 5 women got Putin's attention

Prachi Gupta
March 25, 2013 5:29PM (UTC)

A year after now-infamous Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot performed their 51-second long anti-Putin protest in a Moscow church,"60 Minutes" interviewed the only member not currently in jail or in hiding, Katya Samutsevich.

Samutsevich, a computer engineer by trade, tells Lesley Stahl, "This is the language we've chosen. The language of punk. It's not highly's intentionally dumbed down. We've chosen this specific kind of language to attract attention. The Kremlin didn't pay much attention until the church performance, because that went viral."


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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