Moscow, July 22 (Reuters): Russian defence minister Sergei Ivanov invented a new unit of currency yesterday: “That thing your are not allowed to say.”
Russia’s parliament is in the process of adopting a law that will fine government ministers for saying “dollar” when they could have used the word “rouble” instead.
But old habits die hard. Telling reporters about a contract to supply fighter aircraft to Venezuela, Ivanov said the deal had “a value of more than one billion of that thing that you are not allowed to say anymore.”
Pasadena, California (AP) Calista Flockhart says it’s time to get back to work. The Ally McBeal star has spent the past five years caring for her boyfriend Harrison Ford and her 5-year-old adopted son. She returns to TV this autumn as a Right-wing radio host turned pundit in the new drama Brothers & Sisters. The show, which co-stars Sally Field and Rachel Griffiths, begins on September 24 on ABC. “I really want to go back to work. It just seemed like the perfect time and the perfect project,” Flockhart told the Television Critics Association's summer meeting.