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Russia’s Last Victory Hurrah . . .

…at least for a while. As I am posting this video, the final minutes are ticking away in the Euro 2008 semi-final match between Russia and Spain, which looked much more like a replay of the stinging defeat suffered by Guus Hiddink’s squad two weeks ago. Up until tonight, however, Russia was basking in a long series of victories, from Zenit St. Petersburg to Eurovision up to the defeat of the formidable Dutch team in the quarterfinals. I was also pulling for the Russians, and share that devastating feeling of disappointment. Nevertheless, the semi-finals of the Euro Cup is nothing to sneeze at. However, an important notice to Spain: We could be predicting a very cold winter in Madrid, especially if Gazprom seeks revenge for this defeat by cutting off the flow of oil and gas to the Iberian peninsula – Mazeikiu Nafta style