Pussy Riot Pt. 2

  • Aired:  02/04/14
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Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina reflect on Vladimir Putin's role in their release from jail and describe their efforts to improve prison conditions worldwide. (6:41)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, I'M HERE WITH PUSSYRIOT AND OUR TRANSLATOR, MASHA,

NADYA AND ANYA, THE TRANSLATOR.

YOU WERE RELEASED FROM JAIL.

WHY?

YOU'RE CRIMINALS.

(LAUGHTER)YOU'RE DANGEROUS CRIMINALS WHO

SING IN CHURCHES.

WHY WERE YOU RELEASED?

>> ( translated ): HE GOT FED UPWITH US.

>> Stephen: PUTIN?

>> ( translated ): IT WAS MOSTLYTHE PRISON ADMINISTRATORS BUT

ALSO PUTIN WHO THEY HAD TOREPORT TO ABOUT EVERYTHING.

>> Stephen: SO WOULD YOU LIKE TOSAY THANK YOU VLADIMIR PUTIN FOR

RELEASING ME FROM JAIL?

I'LL GIVE YOU ALL THE TIME YOUNEED.

>> ( translated ): WE'D MUCHRATHER THANK THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

NOTHING TO DO WITH PUTIN WHOSUPPORTED US AND THE PEOPLE IN

THIS AUDIENCE IN PARTICULAR.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELL, MY FOLKS, TOO,

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELL, MY FOLKS, TOO,

MY FOLKS, TOO.

ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE RUSSIANWORD FOR "PANDER" IS BUT --

(LAUGHTER)WELL DONE.

THE OKAY.

YOU SAID THAT YOU WERE ONLYRELEASED AS A PUBLIC RELATIONS

STUNT FOR THE SOCHI OLYMPICGAMES.

DO THAT YOU BELIEVE IT'S TRUE?

DO THAT YOU BELIEVE IT'S TRUE?

>> ( translated ): WELL, I DON'TTHINK --.

>> Stephen: I GOT THAT ONE.

I NOT GO ONE.

I -- KNOW JUST WHAT YOU'RESAYING.

NO, GO AHEAD.

>> ( translated ): WE DON'TTHINK IT ACTUALLY IMPROVED THE

IMAGE OF RUSSIA SO MAYBE PUTINMADE A MISTAKE AND HE SHOULD

JUST THROW US BACK IN JAIL.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)>> Stephen: I WOULDN'T TEMPT

HIM.

HIM.

HIM.

>> ( translated ): WE'D MUCHRATHER WORK ON FREEING THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL IN JAIL WHOGOT ARRESTED IN THE SQUARE ON

MAY 6 FOR STANDING UP FORFREEDOM AND THERE ARE 12 PEOPLE

IN JAIL RIGHT NOW WITH TERMSRANGING FROM FIVE TO SIX YEARS.

AND WHILE THIS IS HAPPENING, NOP.R. STUNT CAN FIX RUSSIA'S

IMAGE.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOU DOINGIN THE UNITED STATES?

>> ( translated ): WE'VE COMEHERE TO LOOK AT AMERICAN PRISONS

TO TALK TO HUMAN RIGHTSACTIVISTS, AND TO LEARN FROM

THEIR EXPERIENCE.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

WELL I'M NOT SURPRISED YOU'RETOURING AMERICAN PRISONS BECAUSE

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THEY'RE JUSTWONDERFUL HERE.

(LAUGHTER)>> ( translated ): ACTUALLY, I

(LAUGHTER)>> ( translated ): ACTUALLY, I

THINK IT'S GREAT THAT THERE AREA LOT OF PROBLEMS.

WE LOOK LOOKED AT SOME PRISONSIN THE NETHERLANDS AND THEY WERE

WONDERFUL BUT THERE'S SUCH AGIANT GAP BETWEEN THEIR

WONDERFUL PRISONS AND OURTERRIBLE PRISONS.

>> Stephen: I THINK ALL THEPRISONS IN THE NETHERLANDS

ACTUALLY GET TO SMOKE POT.

(LAUGHTER)SO PEOPLE HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME

WHILE THEY'RE IN THERE.

>> ( translated ): YEAH, WE HADA GREAT TIME THERE, TOO.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: ARE YOU AFRAID OF

BEING THROWN BACK IN JAIL?

>> ( translated ): NO.

I MEAN, WE JUST OFFERED.

IF YOU WANT TO THROW US BACK INJAIL, GO AHEAD.

YOU SHOULD TALK TO VLADIMIRPUTIN.

>> Stephen: I'LL GIVE HIM ACALL.

YOU WANT ME TO PUT A GOOD WORDIN FOR YOU?

ALL RIGHT, HOW MANY MEMBERS OFPUSSY RIOT ARE THERE?

>> ( translated ): IT'S A BIGSECRET.

WE CAN'T TELL YOU, BUT YOU NEEDTO FIND PEOPLE IN MASKS TO LEARN

MORE ABOUT PUSSY RIOT.

>> Stephen: CAN ANYONE BE INPUSSY RIOTS.

>> ( translated ): OF COURSE.

EVEN YOU.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

>> ( translated ): EVEN YOU.

>> Stephen: I COULD BE IN PUSSYRIOT?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WOULD I KNOW?

(LAUGHTER)>> ( translated ): WE COULD EVEN

COME UP WITH AN HONORARY PUSSYRIOT MEMBER TRADITION PROCEDURE

FOR YOU.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: SURE, SURE.

>> ( translated ): BUT WE'LLTALK ABOUT THIS ONLY AFTER YOU

CALL PUTIN.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: I'LL YOU WHAT, I'LL

TALK TO HIM OVER THE CAMERA ATTHE END OF THE SHOW.

HOW ABOUT THAT?

>> ( translated ): OKAY.

>> Stephen: IT'S A DEAL?

WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELVES PUSSYRIOT?

AND YOU DON'T EVEN SAY IT INRUSSIAN.

YOU SAY IT IN ENGLISH, RIGHT?

THE NAME OF THE BAND IS PUSSYRIOT IN ENGLISH, RIGHT?

>> Stephen: WE WANTED TO LETENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE ENJOY

THEMSELVES.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WE DO.

WE DO, THANK YOU VERYMUCH.

THERE IS A WORD FOR IN THERUSSIAN, RIGHT?

>> ( translated ): THERE ARELOTS OF WORDS IN RUSSIAN.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: MASHA THANK YOU SO

MUCH, NADYA THANK YOU SO MUCH,AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

TRANSLATING.

PUSSY RIOT, LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN.