One man with a strong opinion on what's happening in Cyprus is Dmitri Afanasiev - Chairman of Russia's largest law firm. He says what's going on is about politics not economics because Germany wants to close Cyprus as Russia's window to the EU. He also says the controversy will "backfire on the EU".
Mr Afasaniev, of law firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev, strongly opposes the notion that the so-called Russian money in Cyrprus is assumed to be from suspect sources.
We asked him what kind of people really are involved.