Pyotr Verzilov (Russian: Пётр Верзилов, IPA: ; born 25 October 1987) is a Russian-Canadian artist and activist who came to prominence as the unofficial spokesperson of the band Pussy Riot when they were arrested and jailed by the Russian state in 2012. Verzilov has been married to Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
He invaded the pitch during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final and was shoved by Croatian player Dejan Lovren, before security personnel escorted him away.
Born in Moscow, Verzilov lived in Canada as a boy, attending school in Toronto between 1999 and 2003. He returned to Russia to complete his school education, then studied philosophy at Moscow State University. "I always saw my future in Russia. I am a Russian man. I am inspired by the Russian language, the Russian reality," he later told the Toronto Star. However, because of his residency Verzilov obtained a Canadian passport and residency rights.