Russia can now pressure Assad to make a deal with Israel, it would save his neck and even his political future. A deal could also partially help resolve the Iran issue, and give Russia important status in the Mideast, and permanent Mediterranean naval bases, and perpetuate non-Western style government as models for the world. No western power would dare interfere in chechnia- Russia affairs after Russia successfully saves Assad after his chechnia-style supression of dissent.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: As Annan deal falters, Russia pushes for end of Syria violence