5 Russian Words Pussy Riot Wants Us All to Learn Before Trump Takes Office

For years, Pussy Riot has raged against Vladimir Putin and Russia's corrupt oligarchy. Now the punk collective is here to warn us about our incoming president.


"Make America Great Again" predicts a harrowing American future in which Los Angeles resident Nadya Tolokonnikova is arrested, jailed, and ultimately killed. In a new video, she offers a few Russian words to help us make sense of the madness that will soon envelop us:

1. Ð¶Ð¾Ð¿Ð° 

"Zhopa" literally tanslates to "ass" but also means "we are in deep deep sh*t." 

2. Ð¿Ð¸Ð·Ð´ÐµÑ†

"'Pizdets', is [an] expression of surprise, huge surprise." It also sounds very similar to the slang word пизда (pizda), the Russian word for c*nt.

"Mainly you would use [Pizdets] if you're surprised [but] not in a good way." 

3. коррупция

"'Korrupsiya' means corruption... I feel like for a long time Americans felt like they don't really have corruption. The systems of financing political campaigns... is a pretty corrupted system. I think it's a good idea to know this word."

4. органы

"'Organy'... the closest meaning [in English] is law enforcement bodies. Of course when you say 'organy,' you express your attitude to them. You're kind of roaring at them."

Tolokonnikova indicates the word is rooted in a brutal political process that dates back to the Soviet era, when "organy" could open your door, kidnap and murder you.

"That's the word which you might have to know a under a Trump presidency." 

5. козел

"'Kozyol'...  means literally 'goat'.... that's how we call men in Russia."

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