Debate: It May Be Flexing Its Muscles, But Is Russia A Marginal Power?
In the past year, Russia has been a decisive player in several events on the international stage - often to the chagrin of the Obama administration.
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#1 Mar 20, 2014
Putin's Russia has an economy only slightly bigger than Italy or Canada, and hopes to hide its obvious decline with threats and bluster.
That won't last as its true weakness becomes more and more apparent.
The Soviet Union was the "greatest geo-political catastrophe of the twentieth century", and at this rate it will take a century for Russia to repair the damage 73 years of communist rule, and decades of post-soviet thug crony capitalism have caused!
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