I heard a really funny Russian joke today, which started after Russia won the World Cup in hockey:
If the oil price reaches US$ 110 per barrel, Russia will win the Eurovision Song Contest.
If the oil price reaches US$ 130 per barrel, Russia will win the European Cup in football.
If the oil price reaches US$ 150 per barrel, Japan will give up on the Kuril Islands and instead want to become a Russian province.
And if the oil price reaches US$ 200 per barrel, the EU will want to join the Russian Federation.
Regardless of what happen with the world oil price, I for sure have found a new favorite national football team – it is really difficult not to get caught up in the enthusiasm of the young Russian players. So Go Russia!!!