Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Will Russia Rescue Greece?

Russian tourists are flocking to Greece. Money and increased influence could follow. Click here to read a recent, already dated but still informative article, and here to read about the strong historical friendship between Greece and Russia.

More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, an opportunity is opening for Moscow that Soviet rulers could never have imagined--a perfect storm of political and economic factors ripe for exploitation, ranging from America's backing of Turkey's neo-Ottoman revival as a counter to Iran to the austerity requirements of a German-dominated European Union that have brought Greece to the edge of economic ruin.