Two members of the renowned Russian band Pussy Riot bring their film “Pussy vs. Putin” to the Neptune, followed by a discussion with UW anthropologist and Russia scholar Mariana Markova.

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On Monday (Feb. 8), the movie “Pussy vs. Putin” will be screened at the Neptune Theatre and two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot — Maria Alyokhina and Ksenia Zhivago — will be on hand for a discussion.

In 2012, three women in Pussy Riot, including Alyokhina, were arrested after a performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior that was shut down by church authorities but released as the video “Punk Prayer — Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” They were released in December of 2013.

Pussy Riot, an agitprop performance-art collective with nearly a dozen constituents, formed in 2011 and has protested for women’s rights and against what it calls the “dictatorship” of Putin with songs such as “Kill the Sexist,” “Kropotkin Vodka” and “Putin Zassal (Putin Chickened Out).” It has released a song in English with Richard Hell, “I Can’t Breathe,” honoring Staten Island police victim Eric Garner.

Monday’s event is not a musical performance. After the film, the two band members will discuss issues with local Russian scholar Mariana Markova, who has taught anthropology at the University of Washington.

7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $32.50 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).