The Russians are just like the Syrians. They are both nations that deal in corpses. Corrupt fat-cats and oligarchs manipulate their economy by selling arms to create violence or political openings for themselves. Both economies are teetering on collapse... and yet they compensate by trying to get geo-political leverage over their opponents. For the Syrians it’s their arch-rival Israel. For the Russians it’s the good old USA. And for Putin... it’s a nostalgic longing of a Soviet Empire once again.
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from the article: Despite Israeli protests, Russia won't halt arms sale to Syria