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But I would say Russia only wants an Eastern portion of Ukraine.
The EU and IMF have big loan arrangements with Western Ukraine.
Russia needs a land route to and from the MuddaLand.
Plus they need better access to their pipelines in the East.
Interesting. There was a hot theory going around a few years back about Germany and Russia wanting to establish a new currency like the Euro. This could play.
Under this Bric's theory (which i don't discount) why is the Indian Government putting major restrictions on gold for their citizens?
I don't get it - China is pushing for their citizens to own gold but India is putting a limit on it...not sure why?
India allows more banks to import gold in easing of curbs