In the wake of the economic crisis, the naysayers have been coming out of the woodwork proclaiming that the days of the US as an economic superpower are numbered. Some have theorized that the emerging markets will, collectively, grab the torch and lead the way forward. With their commodity-rich economies set to prosper, increased cooperation between the likes of Russia and Venezuela cannot be taken lightly. On his current visit to Moscow, Chavez warned of the coming turning of the tide by saying "The empire of the Yanks will fall this century, and I am not talking about the end of the century but in the next decades". But while many here may dismiss the economic threat posed by this budding relationship, Chavez himself showed what's possible when this dynamic duo works together.