Can Iran Trust Russia?
Khamenei thinks America is up to no good, yet has a naively positive view of Putin's Russia.
Akbar Ganji is an Iranian investigative journalist and dissident. He was imprisoned in Tehran from 2000 to 2006, and his writings are currently banned in Iran.
This article was translated by Ali N. Babaei.
Image: Khamenei inspects the Quran Putin gave him. Khamenei.ir.