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Why Russia Is Backing Syria

By Ruslan Pukhov | NY Times | Moscow | 07 Jul 2012

Many in the West believe that Russia’s support for Syria stems from Moscow’s desire to profit from selling arms to Bashar al-Assad’s government and maintain its naval facility at the Syrian port of Tartus. But these speculations are superficial and misguided.


Russians and Syrians, Allied by History and Related by Marriage


On one jasmine-shaded block in the Syrian port city of Latakia, Natalya lives three doors away from Nina, two from Olga, across a narrow alley from Tatyana, and a short walk from Yelena, Faina and Nadezhda. They are all women from the former Soviet Union who married Syrian men.


Can the U.S. and Russia Agree on How to End Syria’s War?

By Tony Karon | | 28 Jun 2012

Beleaguered U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan will host an international conference to address Syria‘s rapidly escalating civil war, but the meeting in Geneva on Saturday appears to have only lukewarm backing from the U.S. — and then only after Washington put the kibosh on the attendance of Iran, whose participation had been deemed vital by Annan.


‘Iran can hit US interests worldwide if attacked’

By Reuters | Moscow | Tehran | 8 Feb 2012

Iran is capable of carrying out military strikes on US interests all around the world if the country is attacked by the United States, Iran’s ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday.


Fears of civil war in Syria after peace plan is vetoed

By Charlotte McDonald-Gibson || 6 Feb 2012

The West condemns Russia and China for blocking UN move to increase pressure on Assad to stand down.


Russia vows to block Western intervention in Syria

By Arabtimesonline | 19 Jan 2012

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's powerful allies in Russia are vowing to block any Western attempts to intervene militarily in Syria as Damascus fights off an increasingly chaotic 10-month-old revolt against President Bashar Assad.


Islam In Russia

By Elmira Akhmetova
Freelance Writer

Part 1

There are about 20 million indigenous Muslims living in the Russian Federation where the total population is over 140 million (about 15 percent of the total population). Unlike other Muslim minorities in Europe, Russian Muslims are not foreign immigrants. They are native citizens of the country in which they live in.


The Islamic World – ‘The Clash of Civilizations’ – Russia

By Alexei Khlebnikov : | Moscow / 18 Jul 2011

For more than ten years the modern world has been fighting with its main enemy - international terrorism. A distinctive feature of this process is the sustained expansion of the West led by the United States under the guise of pro-democratic slogans against terrorism. It is supported by mass media and accompanied by extremely far-fetched theories. Here is one of them below.

Image of the Enemy


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