“The Russian President phoned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to invite him to the 9 May 'Victory Day' celebration of Germany's capitulation to the Red Army in 1945, part of the Kremlin's efforts to 'restart Russian-Greeks relations.'”
“Tsipras is said to have accepted. In a statement, the Russians said the two discussed the situation in Ukraine, 'South Stream and the Turkish Stream pipelines.'”
... the details of the new agreement show that Russia probably wants to put Greece back in the game, seeing that there are dramatic changes in the political landscape not only in Greece, but also in Europe that could change dramatically the geopolitical status. At the same time, Russia sees an opportunity to play a key role, especially in the eastern Mediterranean, therefore seeking agreements which increase the stability in the region and minimise the possibility of various conflicts.
As BRICS are in the processes to decouple economies from the Western neoliberal monetary monopoly, they could bring back the gold standard as a base for their transactions, which is much more steady than the paper money unstable financial bubbles. They are ready, because they are emerging economies with billions of potencial consumer tanks and can attract other countries too being victims of the international financial mafia, like Argentina and Greece.