Russia Rebuffs Cyprus, EU Awaits Bailout "Plan B"Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 09:25
Russia Rebuffs Cyprus, EU Awaits Bailout "Plan B"
By Michele Kambas and Lidia Kelly
NICOSIA/MOSCOW | Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:09am EDT
NICOSIA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia rebuffed Cypriot entreaties for aid on Friday, leaving the island's increasingly isolated leaders scrambling to strike a bailout deal with the European Union by next week or face the collapse of its financial system.