Putin's Syria initiative wins praise at home

Diplomatic manoeuvring that helped avert US military strikes in the Middle East boosts Russian leader's appeal.

Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 17:28
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Russia's diplomatic manoeuvring in the Syria crisis has won Vladimir Putin praise at home. The Russian president believes that the US has grown reckless - rushing into military adventures and destabilising the Middle East.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips went onto the streets of Moscow to hear what ordinary Russians make of the US-Russia talks on Syrian chemical weapons in the Swiss city of Geneva.


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