The thing is, it wouldn’t be like before. I think the Russians would actually be an improvement.
And don’t think the Russians don’t have ultimate motives for their Orthodox brethren in Greece.
Don’t forget what Cyrus was part of Russia empire at one time under Tsar rule I THINK SO
It makes a kind of sense for the bankrupt southern EU countries to cash in their euros before they’re worthless. I can also imagine local Cypriots desiring some of Putin’s anti-muslim policies.