Cyprus’s  failure to get a deal from Russia left it looking foolish and desperate and altered the deadlock’s power dynamics, despite the diplomatic language used by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev yesterday in a press conference with European Commission president José Manuel Barroso. Photograph: Reuters Cyprus’s failure to get a deal from Russia left it looking foolish and desperate and altered the deadlock’s power dynamics, despite the diplomatic language used by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev yesterday in a press conference with European Commission president José Manuel Barroso. Photograph: Reuters

The week began with sketchy details of a Cypriot bailout trickling out of Brussels in the early hours of Saturday. It ended with chaos and ange(...)