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‘It was foolproof’: Pussy Riot activist tells of courier-suit escape from Russia

By Pjotr Sauer

11 May 2022 · 3 min read

Hours after Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February, Lucy Shtein, a member of the daring art collective Pussy Riot, knew it was time to get out of Russia.

But Shtein, 25, had been under house arrest for more than a year, with police officers patrolling the street outside her small flat in central Moscow.

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