How Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot Escaped From Russia – The New York Times

…in April, as Mr. Putin cracked down harder to snuff out any criticism of his war in Ukraine, the authorities announced that her effective house arrest would be converted to 21 days in a penal colony. She decided it was time to leave Russia — at least temporarily — and disguised herself as a food courier to evade the Moscow police who had been staking out the friend’s apartment where she was staying. She left her cellphone behind as a decoy and to avoid being tracked.

A friend drove her to the border with Belarus, and it took her a week to cross into Lithuania…

Ms. Alyokhina at a pro-Ukrainian demonstration in front of the Russian Consulate in Reykjavik.