“I am pathologically incapable of betraying my conscience,” said St. Petersburg artist and musician Aleksandra Skochilenko in an interview from pretrial custody with RFE/RL’s North.Realities. “I have no hope. The Investigative Committee and its head, Aleksandr Bastrykin, personally, have selected me for the harshest possible punishment.” The 32-year-old who often uses the first name Sasha,…...
‘My country thirsts for blood’: Russian artist, jailed for war ‘fakes,’ speaks out from custody
By RFE/RL’s North.Realities6 Mins Read