2012-11-29 16:41:00

Sale of book on Pussy Riot begins online

Moscow, November 29, Interfax - The sale of a book about the punk group Pussy Riot, their performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and their trial began online on Thursday.

The author of the book is Vera Kichanova, reporter with the Slon website.

The report says that work on the book began in spring 2012. "Author Vera Kichanova is acquainted with many people involved in this story. The book on Pussy Riot is based on her memories, interviews with members of the group and witnesses, and reports from the courtroom where the trial took place." Slon reported.

Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of convicted Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, told Interfax that Kichanova is a long-time friend of his wife's. "We are looking forward to this book being published," he said.

The sale of the book, which has 19 chapters, will begin on www.Litres.ru on November 29. Owners of iPads can buy it using the Fastbook Store application, which can be downloaded from the App Store.

An attempt to describe the story of the group was previously made by the Algoritm publishing house, which published a book titled Pussy Riot. What Was It? However, it later turned out that the publishing house did not have the right to use the content and other parts of the book and did not have permission for publication from the copyright holders or their legal representatives.

Algoritm's management admitted that it had published the book without permission from members of the group and its employees had merely compiled content from various publications and interviews given by members of the group, which were found on the Internet.

On November 26, the Eksmo publishing house, which earlier purchased the rights to publish the book, suspended sales.