In Russia’s far east, a feminist theatre director comes under attack

“My body is not pornography!” reads the protester’s placard. “Is this an Article 242?” wonders the policeman. Article 242 of Russia’s Criminal Code relates to the preparation and exchange of pornographic materials. Image (c): Yulia Tsvetkova. Used with permission. This interview was originally published by oDR, openDemocracy’s section on Russia and the post-Soviet space. It is reproduced here with permission, and has been edited for length and style. “I feel that today there are so many invisible female political prisoners: mothers, wives – women who bear an incredible burden thanks to…

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