Russia Gets Involved: Tells Europe To Respect The Greek Choice

Tyler Durden's picture

While Russia has been quiet on the sidelines of the Greco-European austerity-for-cash wrestling death match, offering assistance if it is needed and making new friends, it appears Putin is now getting more vocally involved:


A well-timed show of support for Greece from its potential alternate big brother may just be the ammo that Tspiras needs to reassure the people that they should vote without fear. With 3 days to go, we suspect fearmongering will rise.

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XAU XAG's picture

A well-timed show of support for Greece from its potential alternate big brother



Calling China, Calling please

Haus-Targaryen's picture

"no thread of EURO exit"  

Ok, so this tells us definitely that Tsipras and Putin are on the same side on this one.  

Makes me thing that Putin & Tsipras already have a deal worked out.  Looking forward to hearing from China as well on this one. 

y3maxx's picture

"No threat of Euro exit"


Will be construed as an Act of War statement by Russia.

Latina Lover's picture

Russia  counselling the EU to respect Democracy,   Oh the Irony, <smile>

Waylon Bits's picture
Waylon Bits (not verified) Latina Lover Jul 2, 2015 10:11 AM

The west is filled with a bunch of homos.

Publicus's picture

If Greeks vote no, Russia will offer unlimited assistance.

Volkodav's picture

not at say unlimited is silly

but some things in the working, and ideas for plain reason how to help in real.


Pool Shark's picture



Find out what it means to me
Take care, TCB

Oh, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me....

Bush Baby's picture

I'm sure there's NO Chance of any vote tampering <sarc>

pot_and_kettle's picture

I'll be shocked...SHOCKED should that happen

Pass the popcorn and lawn chairs

And the bourbon

XAU XAG's picture



WHERE ART THOU....................................CHINA

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

The lords and masters of the EU will pooh-pooh this like everything else. They think they can manipulate things to get anything they want, but they had better understand that payment is in blood.....

Luc X. Ifer's picture

u can bet that from moment *0* it was an orchestrated tandem chess game with the tree musketeers on one side and the bad cardinal on the other side ...

JustObserving's picture

The Nobel Prize Winner, Goldman and their loyal servant, Merkel, will not like Putin's show of support for Tsipras.

More tanks and nuclear missiles headed for Eastern Europe?

DutchBoy2015's picture
DutchBoy2015 (not verified) Jul 2, 2015 9:53 AM

“Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

– Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Don't forget that the first H1-B -kind off, visas were handled to the nazi immigrants ...

Russian Men's picture

Nuland flour purchased at Walmart

youngman's picture

Putin just wants to be in the club..he likes to hear himself talk....but if i was a Greek waiting in line at an ATM for some cash...I would be a little worried right now as to what is going to happen in the next year or so.....there are going to be changes on either vote....big ones....

Latina Lover's picture

If I were a young greek, facing a future of endless austerity  and debt servitude, I know exactly how I would vote.

pot_and_kettle's picture

go straight back to that song by The Village People and let the adults talk

skepsis101's picture

Putin is most often quite silent.  Until he isn't.  I believe you're notions are personal transference.  It seems it is you who likes to hear yourself talk (or write)!

DavidC's picture

And still the US 'markets' are holding up - after the jobs figures, factory orders, Hilsenrath's 'Fed will raise' and now Russia's request to respect Greece's vote...


Winston Churchill's picture

It takes a long time to unwind big positions in the market without impoverising

yourself on the way out the door.

When it goes down this time, unlike 2007/8. like a $10 hoooker, the vultures will

be ready.The Last Feast on the carcass of the USA.

Muttons up.

Consuelo's picture

A Big Ship takes on a lot of water before it sinks...

Dr. Engali's picture

In other news, it appears the machines have started their to  make their move:


Robot kills a man at Volkswagen plant

Baronneke's picture

My 2 cents:


At the end, Tsipras will show how great of a strategic mastermind he is.  Out of the euro(zone) and close friends with Russia.  I think they will be far better off then staying in the euro with all is dictators.


Hopefully Democracy survives in Greece, for here, in The Netherlands, it died many years ago.

Bankster Kibble's picture

I agree Greece would be better off with Russia, but that doesn't mean they will vote that way.  Fear drives a lot of irrational actions.  There is still a strong chance the electorate could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and thereby turn into another Ukraine.

farflungstar's picture

I don't understand the long term benefit for Greece of staying in the EU. There has to be a better way than impoverishing people for decades in order to pay off an impossibly huge debt. And will we see the same thing with Italy, Spain, Portugal? 

Wild Theories's picture

Yes, they should vote without fear, under the impression they can still push for staying.

Once they vote No(if they vote no), the ball will be in Europe's court to either force them out or give in to the Greeks.

would be an exciting show either way... unless of course, they vote yes, and we go back to nothing ever changes

Guentzburgh's picture

Saudi Arabia is becoming a Russian ally , now Greece is becoming a Russian ally.

USA is losing everywhere, Jack lew's barks against little impoverished Greece are disgusting and deserve the contempt of all Europeans.


USA will reap what it deserves .

Salah's picture

seriously, compare the lazy, sleazy Greeks, who never lived in the Warsaw Pact bloc, to the Poles who had to put up with it for 50+ years


the only thing the EU should be upset about, is they didn't have a navy that could repo & occupy Crete.
pot_and_kettle's picture

show us on the doll where those bad Greeks touched you

sudzee's picture

Emptied my accounts over the last month. $2.15 left. Could be a verrrrry looooooooooooong weekend. Enjoy.

roadhazard's picture

I'd say vote yes because Greece still can't pay no matter what the deal. Europe will then have to keep them in the Euro and will have to support them to do that. Greek People survive instead of becoming a humanitarian disaster. I would then kill the bankers and anyone working for GoldmanSucks there so to show the world the People of Greece know who got them where they are today.

And if they vote no that's OK with me too. It's all fucked anyway but you can't see it from my house here in the woods.

I wonder if that's a threat to invade Greece from Pootin. Maybe he should call Obama, oh wait.

Chuck Knoblauch's picture

Putin playing chess with poker players.

Dominus Ludificatio's picture

He needs to bring a gun to the table to make sure cheating will not be tolerated.

The Delicate Genius's picture
The Delicate Genius (not verified) Jul 2, 2015 10:37 AM

Respect the cock.

VisionQuest's picture

This god awful hoo-raw over Greek government and in fact all the western bureaucratic state, strikes me as a proactive tactic by the Communist "right side of history" bureaucrats. The bureaucrats are making strong attempts to forestall any hurt to themselves and everyone else be damned. What happened in Chicago's public school lay-off of lower level teachers & administrators is the latest taste of how the Communist bureaucracy protects itself.

Anybody who's not totally plugged into the present bureaucratic model of "government" can see that the millions and millions of bureaucrats are the real problem in government--especially in the U.S. and Great Britain. No politician in the present organisational construct ever speaks honestly or directly about the vile corruption of the bureaucracy or the need to cut the bureaucratic work-force by millions--not just a few hundred thousand--millions.

The Bureaucratic State is interlocked, unionized, vindictive and violent. Even the lowest level bureaucrat is carefully taught by their shop steward to take vengnece on anyone who threatens the vicious sovereignty of the Bureaucratic State. Western politicians speak ill of "the bureaucracy" at their peril. Putin wants to lead the interlocked bureaucracy of the new world order. Big Labor leaders like Richard Trumka will play Trotsky to Putin's Lenin. Barack Obama will smile and lie and tell everybody it's o.k. Men like Ted Turner & David Geffen will make sure Obama gets all the money he needs to keep'a-goin.

Volkodav's picture

especially wrong...

if you think Putin Administration anything like Lenin gang is most stupid comments here in awhile


skepsis101's picture

Oddly, Putin once again positions himself and Russia as a 'voice of reason' by standing on the side of national sovereignty.  Whether one views that as mere calculated geopolitical maneuvering, or a new-found and genuine concern for a respect for the rule of law, is really inconsequential.  The point is he is showing up the EU's hypocritical claim of being the apex of democracy and European-wide force for peace for what it really is, a quasi-dictatorial confederation based upon economic hegemony and solidarity with Germany.  And through Germany of course, the USSA tries to control Europe.  

It remains to be seen whether or not peoples throughout the world will choose independence, sovereignty, and freedom (as well as cultural integrity) within a multi-polar world, or not.

onmail's picture

Comment :

While Satan America is destroying one country after another on false pretext , Iraq, Libya etc etc. your viewpoint is false & invalid . Also , West is immoral , legalized homosexuality which is perversion and against nature.


TweedleDeeDooDah's picture

Cool! Once Russia (and China?) decide to "bail out" Greece with their money, Greece will be able to pay more money to NATO and developing their "defense", most likely including more NATO air, radar, and missile sites.

A "win-win" for EVERYBODY!