Insight: Syria pays for Russian weapons to boost ties with Moscow - Reuters
Insight: Russia's Syria diplomacy, a game of smoke and mirrors - Reuters
Russia subs military with civilians at Syrian base - AP
Public opinion on the situation in Syria [ru] - Levada Center
Syria: strong coalition message against targeting civilians - Human Rights Watch
Russia, China veto U.N. resolution condemning Syria - Reuters
Russia, China veto U.N. draft backing Arab plan for Syria - Reuters
Russia, China veto U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria - Reuters
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