Russia may demand something in return for this massive money grab... like a major naval base on Cypress. Such a base would support their efforts in Syria etc. The Russians have always wanted a window on the Med back to the time of the ancient Czars. That was the cause of the Russo-Turkish wars, the Crimean War, and the "Charge of the Light Brigade". This time around there is no one in the area with sufficient firepower to trump the Ruskies !!!
Had the Brits and French left the Czar occupy that AO as heir to the Bysantine Empire it would likely have halted the inflow of Islam into Europe and challenged later the Commie and Nazi power grabs. Big Mistake !!!
VD in AZ