Alexander Mercouris and Mark Sleboda make minced meat out of Anders Aslund. And just for the record, keep in mind that "from November 1991 to January 1994, Åslund worked as a senior advisor to the Russian reform government under President Boris Yeltsin and Acting Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar. He worked also with Deputy Prime Ministers Anatoly Chubais" (Wikipedia). So that "democrat" was hard at work for democracy while Russia was being pillaged by the oligarchs and Eltsin used tanks to shoot at the Russian Parliament. QED.