The vid for 'CHAIKA' tells the story of general-prosecutor Yuri Chaika.

By Jessica Goodman
February 03, 2016 at 01:18 PM EST
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Pussy Riot debuted its new music video for “CHAIKA” on Wednesday. Produced by TV on the Radio’s David Sitek, the track follows the story of Russian prosecutor-general Yuri Chaika, which the band calls “the biggest political story in Russia — the recently uncovered bloody criminal connections and unbelievable corruption of Russia’s top law enforcement official.”

The clip shows gluttonous meals, lessons on how to rise to power in Russia, and imagery relating to Chaika. (“Yuri Chaika’s last name in Russian — ‘chaika’ — translates to ‘seagull,'” a release explains, “and that’s why there are so many birds in this video.”)

Like much of their previous music, “CHAIKA” comes with social action. “Pussy Riot demands an immediate investigation against General Prosecutor Chaika and his family,” the band says in a release, “as well as against all the top officials in his office. We hope that the ‘CHAIKA’ music video will help to convince people that we cannot live in a country where its top law enforcement official is the brightest symbol of corruption and murder. Pussy Riot hopes that people around the world will help us voice our outrage and turn Russia into a country where people like Chaika can no longer exist.”

For more on Chaika, Pussy Riot directs fans to a documentary.

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