Leader of Pussy Riot Band Escapes Russia, With Help From Friends After more than a decade of activism, Maria Alyokhina disguised herself as a food courier to evade the police — and a widening crackdown by President Vladimir Putin. ‘It was foolproof’: Pussy Riot activist tells of courier-suit escape from RussiaLucy Shtein fled Moscow in late March; now she can tell her story after her girlfriend got out the same way Russia needs de-Nazification, says Pussy Riot leader after escapeRussia, not Ukraine, needs de-Nazification, the leader of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, who left Russia this week by disguising herself as a food courier, said before her group kicks off a concert tour against the war. Pussy Riot rocker escapes Russia disguised as delivery worker ahead of tourMaria Alyokhina — who spent nearly two years in prison along with bandmate Nadezhda Tolokonnikova after their 2012 arrest for criticizing Vladimir Putin – said Wednesday she decided she had e… Pussy Riot band member Maria Alyokhina escapes Russia dressed as food courier after criticising PutinIn 2012, Pussy Riot came to the attention of Russian authorities after staging a protest inside a Moscow cathedral. Maria Alyokhina was arrested but she has continued to oppose the Russian president. Pussy Riot activist reveals ‘spy novel’ escape from Russia to avoid hard labourA founder of Pussy Riot, the anti-Kremlin punk music group, has fled Russia disguised as a food courier after the authorities sentenced her to hard labour. Ma Pussy Riot band leader escapes Russia disguised as a food delivery driverShe described it as a ‘big kiss-off’ to Russian authorities Pussy Riot leader makes daring escape from Russia disguised as food courierPussy Riot band leader Maria Alyokhina escaped house arrest in Russia by disguising herself as a food courier to avoid Moscow police.