Russia, Belarus, and the Potash Cartel. Russia ups ante update: Putin is not Happy http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/30/us-russia-belarus-idUSBRE97T0GG20130830 this will not end well for Belarus. It never does when you challenge Putin. 0 vs Putin is almost humorous. Serious diplomatic row blowing up after President of Belarus ordered executive from Russian potash company arrested and charged after their meeting went south. Bet you didn't know there was a potash cartel that effectively controlled world market prices for potash. Neither did I. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/27/us-russia-belarus-uralkali-idUSBRE97Q0AB20130827 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323407104579036681033953294.html How long before a little radiation finds its way into the prez's soup bowl?