The back chatter on the diplomatic channels has it that Russia's Premier has bowed to inevitable pressure and the loss of Russian money to Cyprus, which will be used to backstop the Greek banks and government again. Although publically he will continue to rail against the theft of funds from his countrymen, Merkel has pulled some strings and obtained for him top billing for April's edition of Playgirl. Putin is pushing for a further concession involving posing with Chuck Norris and said, "Not in a gay way. I want to do a cowboy type theme along the lines of a Fist Full of Dollars or Brokeback Mountain"In addition to the Playgirl spread, Russia will control the Cyprus ports within the year.
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