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How Putin might see Europe

06 May

Hilarious. (Hat tip: Chris; thanks!)

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20 Comments

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in humour, on the lighter side

 

20 responses to “How Putin might see Europe

  1. oogenhand

    May 7, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Reblogged this on oogenhand.

     
  2. Eric

    May 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    It actually looks like a fairly accurate map. Today in the US news, Obama’s trying to look internationally important by searching for missing girls in Africa; the NFL announced its first (openly) gay player; and a bunch of millionaire basketball players are trying to remove their own because he said something privately that they found ‘insensitive.’

    Somehow, I doubt Putin sees America as ‘the land of the free and home of the brave’ very much either.

     
  3. Will S.

    May 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Indeed.

     
  4. Agapoula

    May 14, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Hah! How did I only just now notice this post?

    Where is Cyprus? I am not good with maps. 🙂 Is it the dot next to tamed Muslims?

     
  5. Will S.

    May 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Click on the picture, and look at the bottom right corner, indeed, the island right below Turkey (‘tamed Muslims’) – it says ‘Piggy-Bank’. 🙂

     
  6. Agapoula

    May 15, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Oh, I see it now, thank you! Aptly named, lol. 🙂

     
  7. Will S.

    May 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Is Cyprus a banking centre? Why did they figure Putin would view it as a ‘piggy-bank’?

     
  8. Will S.

    May 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Or is it simply a big trading partner?

     
  9. Will S.

    May 15, 2014 at 9:23 am

    (Of Russia.)

     
  10. Agapoula

    May 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Ahh, this is stuff I do not know a lot about. But many people say, that Russian oligarchs were using Cyprus as a tax haven. There was a lot of dirty under the table things going on, and Cyprus was notorious for it.

    That is why last year when we had our big bank crisis here, everybody was very angry that it was Russian big guys doing the dirty work, and clean handed, honest Cypriots suffering and at a loss,
    from the bank account hair cuts.

    I think it is a dig at this that they call Cyprus the piggybank. Cyprus was a very popular place for big Oligarchs, as the tax and banking was so lax. Without getting too much into this, and boring you, there are places called “washing shops”, which are basically small shops with hardly any purpose, just to run the money through, and claim it was from there. Cyprus police was not cutting down on this kind of thing, as they could also benefit from it.

     
  11. Agapoula

    May 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Most people view government here to be very corrupt, 2 days before the haircuts, huge sums of money were moved to Thai and other foreign banks by people in government, and by Russians who were banking here. And it was the small business owners, and regular people who suffered. 😦 Sad.

     
  12. Agapoula

    May 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    So, as I am sure you can imagine, most are not very fond of Putin at the moment, as we feel as allies to us, and a fellow Orthodox country, he should have helped us, especially since it was his own countries citizens who had caused the bloating in Cyprus banks. However, he did not. There was nothing in it for him, and Russia.

     
  13. Will S.

    May 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Ah, ‘money laundering’, we say in English. Got it.

     
  14. Agapoula

    May 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Hahahaha, if I had known that word, I would not have write 3 comments! 😀 .

     
  15. Will S.

    May 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    🙂

     
  16. electricangel

    May 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    We love foreign girl comments around here, Agapoula.

     
  17. Agapoula

    May 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you electricangel. 🙂 .

     

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