The movie escape of the leader of Pussy Riot: Maria Alyokhina escaped from Russia disguised as a food delivery girl

One of the members of the Russian protest group Pussy RiotMaria Alyokhina explained on Wednesday that she had been able to leave Russia after tricking the police by disguising herself as a food delivery girl.

The activist joins the thousands of Russians who have left the country since the beginning of the Russian offensive in Ukraine on February 24.

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In September, Aliokina She was sentenced to one year of “restrictions” on her freedom (including judicial control, night curfew, prohibition to leave Moscow) for having called a demonstration against the arrest of the main Russian opponent Alexei Navalny.

In April, the Russian justice tightened the measures against Aliokina replacing them with a prison sentence, in a hearing he did not attend.

In an interview with the New York Times, the 33-year-old activist said on Wednesday that she had managed to get out of Moscow disguised as a food delivery woman, leaving behind her mobile phone to avoid being tracked down by police.

Later he crossed the border into Belarus and a week later he was able to cross into Lithuania after several attempts, he explained in the interview.

“I was glad I got it, because it was a big and unpredictable ‘goodbye kiss’ for the Russian authorities.”, he told the New York Times.

His partner Lucy Shtein, also a member of Pussy RiotHe posted a photo on Twitter of Maria Aliokina in a green uniform from the Delivery Club company and with a bag of food on his back.

Alyokhina “has not fled Russia, she has gone on tour”starting with a concert on May 12 in Berlin to raise funds for Ukraine, Shtein said on Twitter.

Maria Alyokhina has already served a two-year prison sentence for performing a “punk prayer” in Russia’s main church — Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior — in 2012.

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