Was watching a show last night and one of the topics was the state of Russia. Many might not know that the Russian economy is primarily petroleum driven. The cost of oil has a direct impact on it's economy. Between the drive for energy independence here in the US, and the current pricing/production drive by OPEC (and Venezuela), the Russian economy has take a serious hit. Then we look at the man in charge over there (VP) and all the pies he has or is trying to dip his fingers into. The fact that China is friend/foe and a next door neighbor. Then there is the EU and North Korea. Now take all that and lay over the top the latest from Washington: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-u-s-sanctions-tantamount-full-fledged-economic-war-n789071 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...inging-russia-relations-to-dangerous-low.html http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/russia-us-trump-putin-sanctions/index.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrap...-market-yawns-and-germans-panic/#106ccf4859dc Are we pushing Russia into an untenable position economically? What might a panicking Russia do?