Russian conceptual artist and political activist who is known for being a member of the Anarchist Feminist group Pussy Riot as well as the street art group Voina. She is most recognized for her performance at the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior where she and other members of the group held a "Punk Prayer" for which they were arrested. She also published her own autobiography entitled "How to Start a Revolution".' With a passion for literature and art, she enrolled in the philosophy department of Moscow State University. She first joined the Voina street art collective in 2007. She earned further recognition when she joined the activism group Pussy Riot where she participated in several demonstrations including Punk Prayer for which she was arrested. While in jail, she wrote letters and participated in hunger strikes to bring attention to the corrupted system.