Desperate Greeks turn to Vladimir Putin for help as country teeters on edge of bankruptcy

Greece is dangling the prospect of an Athens-Moscow alliance in an audacious attempt to pressure its eurozone creditors into watering down austerity demands as the country teeters on the edge of default and bankruptcy.

The Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, will hold talks with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, 12 days before Greece must either pay $1.6bn (£1bn) to the International Monetary Fund or become the first eurozone state effectively to go bust.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Russian bails out Greece and gets access to all their ports. Russia charges Europe a little more for the gas they sell to Europe to pay for it.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Wasn’t it Greek Cyprus that STOLE a bunch of Russian money with their “deposit tax” scheme from a couple of years ago.
    I’m sure the Russians will be totally forgiving of that.

    Eat them up Russia!
    Make them your slaves.

  • FactsWillOut

    Good for Greece. Maybe, after the financial annexation, they can have cops going door-to-door to confiscate Islamic texts, like they did in Crimea.

  • To help Greece, I would give them the shirt off my back.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      You must be careful, Vlad. This isn’t the first time modern Greece has been a deadbeat nation. And all those refugees sneaking in from Turkey could put a strain on your budget.