http://www.cnbc.com/id/27513524/for/cnbc/ Well, yes. But Russia never blamed (thanked) the USA for Russia's meteoric energy driven economic success. AT the end of the day its all a relative game. If energy prices get crunched further you might find Russia commiting some other sort of Georgia type action to keep tension up and stall the energy price falls. I stay in Eastern Europe and the Russians, on average, are nobodies favourites over here.