(Prints size 50x75 cm)
The flashback to the 90s deepened. The lines to the shops have grown longer. Residents are no longer satisfied with intercoms and weld steel bars to the front door entrances. The life of an average occupied Kherson citizen consists mainly of standing in line from early morning until 2-3 pm for something that still exists on the shelfs for a very limited time. The Russian troops block the food supply into the city and periodically cut off mobile communications. I don’t have wired internet and television, so I really don't like such moments. But let's get back to the Storyteller. Today he sits in a bunker against his gas "pipe", on which he likes to play from time to time. Nobody likes what he performs, but it is financially profitable, that's why people are patient. I believe that all participants in today's crisis have been moving towards it for a long time, ignoring the resolution of important internal conflicts and contradictions. For some, the main issue is the personal responsibility of citizens for the power and politics of their country, for others - the historical acquisition of independence and the protection of their rights and freedoms. And for some it is a conflict of values. 8 years ago, the Storyteller put the western neighbors in front of a dilemma: what is more important for them: ethics and human values that they declare, or their financial well-being. And now, after 8 years, it turns out that our western allies are still "highly dependent" on the pipe. So what is the color of their spiral dynamic MEM? If not now, then when?