But i also see this as an good opportunity for Russia to make a good ally, not it terms of military might but, in terms of an western European ally, as Scotland wont be getting involved in USA, France, and UK led wars or arming rebels in various parts of the world. And with Scotland not being apart of the UK this will reduce the UK military aswell as economy which in a sense make it weaker in terms of flexing its muscle on the world stage. I also believe that when Scotland forms its defence force that Russian equipment would be ideal, as the UK has stated that wont get all the latest equipment and maybe given some reserve equipment which i am sure will be rejected and a cash alternative will be provided, this option has already been mentioned when Typhoons were mentioned. I think he YAK 130 with is versatility and cheapness would be ideal for a defence force. So Russia could win a few defence contracts aswell.
So my question to you is do you think Russia should advise/help Scotland gain independance or form closer relations with Scotland now? and what the benefits could be? any views would be welcome (but please dont bother with anti Scottish ones).