Re: What caused the collapse of the Soviet Union?
Putin can deal with the British. All he has to do is ring up a few oligarchs and tell them to use their London offices to arrange a desk-thumping session at Downing Street the same way Prince Bandar of the Saudi Royal Family thumped the desk and told Blair to stop the investigation into BAE bribery on arms deals to Saudi or else there'd be no more business.
The Brits will do what they are told when the city leans on Downing Street.
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.