“Let us not kid ourselves, Russia is now the most influential player in the region, and that is mostly due to Obama’s doctrine….which saw the U.S. role shrink.” (Faisal Abbas on RT)
Putin In Syria
Meet Patriot, the New Russian Private Military Contractor Competing with Wagner
The independent Russian TV channel TV Rain has discovered a new Russian private military contractor in Syria.
In Third World War Now Going On, ‘Russia has No Allies,’ Venediktov Says
A third world war has been going on since at least NATO’s bombing of Belgrade in 1999, says Ekho Moskvy editor-in-chief Aleksei Venediktov.
Trump Helping Putin by Making Kremlin Leader Look Restrained and Rational, Kotsyubinsky Says
“In the international competition of nuclear idiotism, as before US President Donald Trump has a convincing lead,” says Russian historian Daniil Kotsyubinsky.
Costs of Putin’s Syrian Campaign Beggaring Russia
Moscow’s spending on Vladimir Putin’s much-ballyhooed military campaign in defense of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is leading to enormous cutbacks in its spending on health, education and welfare for the Russian people.
Putin’s Phony ‘Humanitarian Pause’ in Syria: Russian and Western Media Coverage of the ‘Hell’ in Eastern Ghouta
Russian media has provided only one-sided coverage of the war in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Western media coverage has revealed the terrible toll on civilians from attacks by Syrian government forces backed by Russia.
Would Assad Really Use Chemical Weapons Again?
Live updates and rolling analysis of US claim that Syria is preparing another chemical weapons attack
Record Number Of Dead Children In Syria, And Russia May Be Behind It
Why did so many children die in Syria in 2016? Is it a coincidence that Russia spent the year bombing hospitals there?
Russian General Reported Seriously Wounded in Syria
A Russian general has reportedly been seriously wounded in Palmyra, the first Russian military person of the rank of general to be injured in the war.
Leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya Provide Details on Police Battalions From Their Republics Sent to Syria
Both the leaders of Ingushetia and Chechnya have provided details on the military police battalions that have been sent from their republics to serve in Syria.