We are currently trading with Russia...that trade needs to be reexamined at the present time( 2gpt for copper). We have the ability to trade clams with Germany for silver or 3gpt. That is being discussed http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=172756 So what it comes down to now is should we refuse demands.....stop trading with another CIV, give me tech or give me gold. And if so should we refuse both of them or do we have a preferred Civ out of these 2. We are currently +1 with Germany and +2 with Russia, tehy are currently +3 with each other. I am leaning towards accept the first one that demands a stop trade with the other...that would be our allie against the other civ. We need to crack their friendship other wise we will be the one fighting against 2 of them.