They are a smaller country, they are a weaker country, their economy doesn't produce anything that people want to buy except for oil and gas and arms. They don't innovate. But they can impact us if we lose track of who we are etc.
Кто ему речи пишет? похоже на абстрактный анекдот. Все продул и жалуется на весь мир: "собака съела мою домашнюю работу".