Russia’s take on Syria
Russia’s take on SyriaWhere do Russians stand when it comes to the war in Syria?
Communist party members hold a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and poster 'for peace against war' during a protest in front of the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia 12 September 2013, over a possible US military strike against Syria.(EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV)
How do Russians view the situation in Syria and what are they saying about US-Russia relations? President Vladimir Putin’s NY Times op-ed sparked a wide range of US reactions online. In it, Putin told the American public that the new opportunity to rid Syria of its chemical weapons and avoid US-led military action would “strengthen mutual trust” and “open the door to cooperation on other critical issues”. But do Russian citizens share his perspective?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
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