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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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