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:
- *RUSSIA URGES EU TO RESPECT GREECE'S CHOICE IN REFERENDUM: RIA
- *RUSSIAN ENVOY SEES NO THREAT OF GREEK EXIT FROM EURO AREA: RIA
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.