KOMMERSANT, RAPSI (Russia)

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Moscow - Five days after the Khamovnichesky District Court handed down a guilty verdict against Russian punk band Pussy Riot, the Court’s website was hacked, RAPSI reports.

The hackers struck on Tuesday morning, and used the opportunity to post a sexually suggestive music video of the flamboyantly gay Bulgarian singer Aziz and put up slogans on the site saying “Freedom for Pussy Riot!” according to Kommersant. The hackers also intercepted the Court’s e-mail address, at least according to messages posted on Twitter.

Anonymous, the worldwide hacktivist group, has taken responsibility for the attack on the Court’s site.

#Anonymous defaces #PussyRiot court website with anti-Putin slogans & video | bbc.com/news/technolog…

— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) August 21, 2012

A screenshot of the Court's hacked website circulated on Twitter:

Хакеры отомстили за приговор #PussyRiot, взломав сайт Хамсуда: twitter.com/IlyaYashin/sta…

— Илья Яшин (@IlyaYashin) August 21, 2012

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Germany's Legendary Clubbing Culture Crashes Museum Space

The exhibition “Electro” in Düsseldorf is an unlikely tribute to a joyful and uninhibited club culture, with curators forced to contend with limits of a museum setting ... and another COVID lockdown.

A woman with a "Techno" tattoo in front of the famous Berghain

Boris Pofalla

DÜSSELDORF — The last party at the Berghain nightclub in Berlin lasted from Saturday evening until Monday morning. On the first weekend of December, some clubbers lined up for nine hours outside the former power plant – and still didn’t make it past the doormen. A friend said that dancing in the most famous techno club in the world on its last evening was like landing a spot in the last lifeboat to leave the sinking Titanic on 14 April 1912.

It is surely a coincidence that the first comprehensive exhibition charting the 100-year history of electronic music in Germany opened in the same week that nightclubs across the country were forced to close. It wasn’t planned that way, but it’s like opening an exhibition about the cultural history of alcohol the day after the introduction of prohibition.

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