Actually—three cents, because that’s what the value of the ruble has plunged to since Vlad the Invader decided to chew off a chunk of Ukraine because his puppet Yanukovych got his strings cut by the Ukrainian people a couple weeks ago. I’m really being generous, because the ruble isn’t worth three U.S. cents; it’s worth only 2.7 cents.
Keep the change, Vlad.
This is probably only the start of Russia’s Vlad-imposed woes. Unless he exits from the Crimea, Russia will be out of the G-8 community of nations. Trade deals and other friendly arrangements will evaporate. All Putin’s carefully plotted and executed plans to bring
the USSR I mean Russia back as a world power will come to dust unless he reverses course in Ukraine. With all the Stalin-like power Putin has gathered in his hands he just couldn’t resist behaving like Uncle Joe in the face of people who remember Stalin all too well and want no part of Stalin II.
Old Russian proverb: Once a KGB, always a KGB.