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Euro sunset on Cyprus

Euro sunset on Cyprus: while Vladimir Putin dives for the Gazprom treasure, diligent locals are facing a tax grab of their small savings (visual montage).

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There are many ramifications of the financial crisis of Cyprus, the role of Russian money deposits and the alleged whitewashing of the biggest Russian enterprise Gazprom. This also makes visible of course the role of President Putin as  someone for a long time directly related to Gazprom. The broken amphoras of the Cypriot banking system, may be on further exploration be supplanted with uncountable amphoras filled with natural gas.

About the author

Tjebbe van Tijen was curator of the department for the documentation of “modern social movements” at the University of Amsterdam and in the International Institute of Social History.

He works as a multi-media artist under the name Imaginary Museum, making interactive installations to dramatise history. He now works for the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong developing a visual narrative education system'.


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