The EEU: The Economically Egocentric Union?

There is a Russian saying Не бей дубьем, бей рублем (ne bej dub'em, bej rublem), which means that if one wishes to bring harm to an opponent, the most effective way to do it is to apply economic, not physical, measures. Russia, despite the recent quasi-military intervention in the Ukrainian Crimea, seems to instinctively understand the gist of this phrase.

April 25, 2014 - Michał Romanowski