That is how real world works. Israel is the only small country in the world which can control a superpower. Rest have to do what Moscow, Bejing and Washington tell them to. Third world and islamic world despite dictatorships is also a very important economic partner to China and Russia so stability in those countries is good for Moscow and Bejing.
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)
from the article: Only Putin can decide if - and when - Assad will step down