Looks like the Ruble went bye bye today, some call it a collapse. Russia in turn increased the interest rates from 10.5% to 17% all in an effort to combat inflation. can you say OUCH, I am certainly glad i do not have any Russian loans. This decline has been on a sharp uswing since around october? What could have happened then? Could it be the cheaper gasoline in America? Thats my hunch but I will certainly be waiting for the other shoe to drop on this one. I feel like a move like this could out the US that much faster, I could be wrong but I would watch the airline industry and other transport industries for clues.