Very interesting timing!
Russia has paid back $105 billion worth of external debt of the USSR completely unaided by the other former Soviet republics
Moscow made the final payment on the remaining foreign debt inherited from the Soviet Union. Russia took on the debt after the other former Soviet republics refused to pay.
H/t reader squodgy:
“In contrast the US applies the blackmailing principles laid out by John Perkins in “The Confessions of a Economic Hit Man””
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