“You are always . . . .

05rutenberg-master768“It’s important not to say to yourself, ‘Oh, it’s O.K. It’s important to remember that, for example, in Russia, for the first year of when Vladimir Putin came to power, everybody was thinking that it will be O.K.”

“It is a common phrase right now that ‘America has institutions.’ It does. But a president has power to change institutions and a president moreover has power to change public perception of what is normal, which could lead to changing institutions.”

“You are always in danger of being shut down. But it’s not the end of the story because we are prepared to fight.”

Three quotes by Nadya Tolokonnikova in “From Russia Comes a Warning for Americans from Member of “Pussy Riot'” by Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times 12/4/2016, p. BI  (Nadya Tolokonnikova endured a 20-month brutal internment in Russia.)05rutenbergjump-master675

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/04/business/rutenberg-lessons-in-free-speech-from-pussy-riot.html?_r=0

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