I would like to here more from you guys on what you have heard about recently or in the past about Russia and its influence in the world. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/w...oref=slogin&ref=weekinreview&pagewanted=print The Russian AK-47 was made 60 years ago. Russia is celebrating it as a symbol of the Russian Engineering. I am not a fan of weapons, but it is known to be the most durable gun in the world. It seems that Russia is trying to recapture the some of its prestige. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian have had little time too celebrate. With the increasing oil prices, their economy has gotten stronger. They are even trying to control some of their neighbors that depend on them for fossil fuels. Their influence is even threatening Europe. During the past few days, Russia announced that it will not abide by a treaty that limits the amount of soldiers and heavy weapons that it can keep near its western borders. This was a reaction to the America’s refusal to stop installing Anti-Ballistic Missile defensive weapons in countries near Russia. Russia in the past had announced that these ABMs cannot stop its latest Muti-head nuclear weapons. America in the past had withdrawn from an International treaty too limit the amount of nuclear missiles. Russia seems to be gaining strength and showing off its potential threat while America is wasting money and manpower in a futile struggle in the Muslim world.