Cyprus Fallout Moscow Accuses Euro Zone of Theft -- and Worse

Russia has sharply criticized the bailout deal for Cyprus, with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accusing the EU of theft. Russian state television even likened the forced levy imposed on wealthy investors -- many of them Russian -- to the expropriation of Jews by Nazi Germany.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L) after an evidently tense meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last Friday.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (L) after an evidently tense meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last Friday.

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