How ‘Pussy Riot’ member Alyokhina fled Putin

The “Pussy Riot” group attracted attention with provocative actions against leader Putin. Today, one of the activists fled Moscow to the EU – in spectacular conditions.

Russian activist Maria Alyokhina has been fighting for human rights in her home country for more than 10 years and has come into conflict with the law on several occasions. According to his lawyer, the member of the punk group “Pussy Riot” has now left Russia despite police surveillance. According to the Interfax agency, Alyokhina is no longer on Russian territory.

The “New York Times” reports a spectacular escape: Aliokhina would have left Moscow disguised as a courier for a delivery service. With the disguise, a green uniform, she was able to deceive the police officers who were watching the apartment. She forgot her cell phone so the authorities couldn’t find her.

According to the report, Alyokhina is now in Vilnius. She was driven to the Belarusian border by a friend and then reached Lithuania after about a week. A valid travel document was smuggled into the country for her.

According to Alyokhina, the outcome of their escape plan was “unpredictable” and a “big” signal for the Russian authorities. “I’m glad I made it,” she reportedly told the “New York Times.” “I still don’t fully understand what I did,” Alekhina said.

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