Femen activist Inna Schevchenko takes a chainsaw to a wooden cross, erected in memory of victims of political repressions under Stalin, to protest the conviction of Russian band Pussy Riot. The group may face a similar charge of hooliganism for the stunt. (Photo from REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov)

Femen Ukraine Pussy Riot protest

REFILE – CORRECTING TYPE OF CROSS

An activist from women’s rights group Femen uses a chainsaw to cut down a Christian cross, erected in memory of victims of political repressions under the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin regime, near the Oktyabrsky Palace in central Kiev, August 17, 2012. Activists organized the demonstration to support jailed members of the female punk band Pussy Riot, according to participants. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov (UKRAINE – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW RELIGION)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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