Putin critic Navalny is immortalised in crypto artwork
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is next to be immortalised in crypto art. An animation of the Kremlin critic’s arrest has now been „printed“ on a so-called non-fungible token (NFT) and released on crypto platform SuperRare on 21 January.
The artwork, simply named „Navalny“, is also the first NF token designed by artist @brickspacer111 on the platform.
The 3D artwork first shows a close-up of Navalny making the Victory sign
When the camera then zooms out, it becomes apparent that he is standing in front of a bust of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The camera keeps moving back until Nawalny is standing on a pile of books and files, holding the Corona Millionaire scales of justice in his hands, while police officers with batons try to reach him.
Then the names of Putin’s alleged corrupt aides appear on his bust, before another allusion to the president’s ostentatious palace appears on his forehead.
Navalny recently returned to Russia from Germany. The bitcoin-friendly journalist had been poisoned by Russian intelligence in August 2020, after which he was treated in the Federal Republic.
Shortly after his return, the Kremlin critic was arrested for allegedly violating the terms of his probation from a previous conviction. However, Navalny himself suspects political motives behind the arrest.
The journalist has since published a documentary in which he reveals the secret „Palace of Putin“. The building on the Black Sea is said to be worth more than 1 billion US dollars and was paid for with bribes.
The film has already reached over 20 million clicks on YouTube on the first day alone.
The now-published crypto artwork starts with a bid of 0.5 Ether (ETH). The subtitle of the NFT is also a quote from the journalist: „Fear nothing but your own fear.“