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Russian painter claims paintings illegally used in Cairo metro mural

A Russian artist revealed his paintings have been displayed in the national metro project in Egypt without his consent and without mentioning his name, threatening to take legal action.
A view of the mural before it was removed.

CAIRO — A design company contracting with the Egyptian government to draw murals for metro stations in Egypt has caused a major scandal recently, after a Russian artist claimed that one of his paintings was used at a Cairo station without his consent. 

Russian artist Georgy Kurasov made plagiarism charges claiming the mural, adorning the walls of the Koleyet El Banat station on the Cairo metro’s line 3, was his own, and was used without his consent.

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