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Must-see morning clip: "The Daily Show" talks to Pussy Riot

A member of the activist punk rock group talks with Jason Jones about political activism in Russia


Prachi Gupta
February 25, 2014 9:42PM (UTC)

"Russians are a lot like us," concluded "Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones at the close of his two-week series of comedy segments timed around the Olympics. "But the one glaring thing that sets us apart is that Russians are bonkers. They do crazy [bleep]."

Jones spoke to Yekaterina Samutsevich, a member of the infamous anti-Putin activist punk rock group Pussy Riot, about the country's surveillance. She couldn't go into detail about Pussy Riot's future plans, however, as the room was likely bugged.

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"There's government bugs in here, too?" asked Jones.

"Yes, most likely," she said.

From extreme sports like parkour, to anti-government protests, Jones decided that Russians are simply tougher than Americans.


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 pgupta@salon.com.

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