Pussy Riot Pt. 1

  • Aired:  02/04/14
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Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina recount being imprisoned for singing in a church and share their views on Vladimir Putin's harsh anti-gay laws. (6:45)

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

EVERYBODY, MY GUESTS TONIGHT ARERUSSIAN ACTIVISTS WHO ARE VOCAL

OPPONENTS OF VLADIMIR PUTIN. IWILL NOT BE SHARING THEIR SUSHI.

PLEASE WELCOME -->> PUSSY RIOT.

>> PUSSY RIOT.

>> PUSSY RIOT.

>> Stephen: WHAT THEY SAID!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)NICE TO SEE YOU, NADYA,

MASHA.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE GOT MASHA, WEGOT NADYA AND THEN ANYA, YOU'LL

BE TRANSLATING, RIGHT?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES.

>> ( translated ): THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU BEEN TO ANOLIVE GARDEN YET?

>> ( translated ): HAVEN'T HADTIME.

>> Stephen: DON'T, YOU'LL THINKYOU'RE IN ITALY, IT WOULD BE A

WASTE.

NOW, YOU ARE MEMBERS OF-- PARDONTHE EXPRESSION-- PUSSY RIOT.

OKAY?

YOU WERE ARRESTED IN RUSSIA ANDTHROWN IN JAIL.

WHAT DID YOU DO THAT GOT YOUARRESTED?

>> ( translated ): WE SANG A FUNSONG IN A CHURCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: SO YOU BROKE THE

LAW?

(LAUGHTER)>> ( translated ): YES, AND WE

BROKE IT MANY TIMES BEFORE THATBECAUSE WE HAD A LOT OF FUN

SONGS, ONE OF THEM WAS CALLED"PUTIN PISS OFF."

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: OKAY, NOW VLADIMIR'S

A FRIEND SO I WANT YOU TO --(LAUGHTER)

I'M GOING EDIT OUT ANYTHING BADYOU SAY ABOUT HIM.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT.

OKAY?

(LAUGHTER)ALL RIGHT?

ALL RIGHT?

>> ( translated ): IT'S OKAY,WE'RE MAKING OUR OWN TAPING

RIGHT NOW.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELL, YOU WILL BE

SEARCHED BEFORE YOU LEAVE THEBUILDING.

(LAUGHTER)>> ( translated ): WE'VE HAD TWO

YEARS OF PRACTICE HIDING THINGSFOR SEARCHES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: YOU SEEM LIKE A NICE

COUPLE OF KIDS.

WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHYYOU WOULD BE GOING AGAINST

SOMEONE LIKE VLADIMIR PUTIN WHOIS JUST TRYING TO PRESERVE THE

PEACE AND BRING RUSSIA INTO ABRIGHTER FUTURE.

(LAUGHTER)WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST

VLADIMIR PUTIN?

HE'S A STRONG MAN, THAT'S WHATRUSSIA NEEDS.

HE'S A STRONG MAN, THAT'S WHATRUSSIA NEEDS.

>> ( translated ): WE HAVEDIFFERENT IDEAS ABOUT BRIGHT

FUTURE AND WE DON'T WANT ASHIRTLESS MAN ON A HORSE LEADING

US INTO THAT FUTURE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: VLADIMIR AND I GET

TOGETHER SHIRTLESS --(LAUGHTER)

-- AND GO HUNTING ALL THE TIME.

SOMETIMES WE DON'T EVEN GETAROUND TO THE HUNTING.

(LAUGHTER)>> ( translated ): YOU SHOULD

TAKE SOME HANDSOME BOYS WITHYOU.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)>> Stephen: OKAY, LET'S TALK

ABOUT THAT.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT.

HERE IN AMERICA EVERYBODY'STALKING ABOUT THE ANTI-GAY

PROPAGANDA LAWS BACK IN RUSSIA.

HOW BAD HAS IT GOTTEN WITH THEGAY PROPAGANDA?

CAN YOU GO ANYWHERE IN RUSSIAWITHOUT GAY PEOPLE TURNING YOU

GAY?

(LAUGHTER)(LAUGHTER)

(LAUGHTER)(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: THAT BAD, EH?

>> ( translated ): IT'S VERYBAD.

THEY'RE ABOUT TO MAKE BEING PARTOF THE GAY COMMUNITY A CRIMINAL

OFFENSE.

>> Stephen: DO YOU THINK MANYGAY PEOPLE WILL MAKE THE RIGHT

DECISION AND STOP BEING GAY?

(LAUGHTER)>> ( translated ): I DON'T KNOW,

IN OUR EXPERIENCE IT JUST TURNSTHEM ON EVEN MORE.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: I'VE HEARD THAT.

I'VE HEARD THAT.

>> ( translated ): AND THERE'SALSO A DANGER OF A NEW LAW BEING

PASSED AGAINST GAY EXTREMISM.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS GAYEXTREMISM?

>> ( translated ): IN THE EYESOF OUR GOVERNMENT, IT PROBABLY

JUST MEANS BEING PUBLIC ABOUTBEING GAY.

>> Stephen: SO IT'S NOT LIKE GAYTERRORISM.

(LAUGHTER)LIKE NO GLITTER BOMBING OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

>> ( translated ): WE DIDSOMETHING LIKE THAT, ACTUALLY,

ONCE.

WE KISSED A FEMALE POLICEWOMAN.

THIS WAS EVEN BEFORE PUSSY RIOT,WE MANAGED TO KISS ABOUT 40 OF

THEM.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: AND HOW DID THAT GO

OVER?

>> ( translated ): IT ACTUALLYWAS VERY FUNNY.

THAT WOULD OFTEN TAKE US TO THESIDE AND SAY "WHY DO YOU HAVE TO

DO THIS IN PUBLIC?">> Stephen: OH, SO THEY WERE

DOWN WITH IT, JUST ON THE D.L.?

LISTEN, I'D LIKE TO HEAR MOREABOUT THAT.

WE'VE GOT TO GO TO A COMMERCIALBREAK WHICH-- DO THEY HAVE

COMMERCIAL BREAKS IN RUSSIA?

>> ( translated ): WE ONLY HAVECOMMERCIALS FOR PUTIN THE GREAT.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, HOPEFULLY

WE'LL HAVE ONE OF THOSE RIGHTNOW.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MOREPUSSY RIOT.

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