“Soft Underbelly”?

Ditch the dollar.  That’s what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged his fellow OPECers to embrace.  It’s a move that makes the Financial Times‘ editorial board think that Iran’s strategy is to hit the United States’ “soft underbelly”: the dollar.  “They get our oil and give us a worthless piece of paper,” Admadinejad told reporters after […]

Yabloko Youth Detained and Complained

Lenta.ru reports that Ivan Bolshakov, the Moscow head of Yabloko Youth, was subjected to a criminal search and detention.  He has now been released from custody. Bolshakov was detained in the Kursk train station in Moscow as he and Ilya Yashin waited to board a train to Nizhny Novgorod for a pre-election trip.  According to […]