Episode
Sep 17

Russia’s take on Syria

Where do Russians stand when it comes to the war in Syria?

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: 

Peter Eltsov 
Political analyst of Russia, Mid-East and Southeast Asia
 
Roman Dobrokhotov @Dobrokhotov
Activist
 
Viktor Levanov @viktorlevanov
Russian political blogger
 
Timofey Vasilyev @camerakid

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