Standort: / Meldung: "Is Russia softening its stance on Syria?"

Kate Farmer

Cutting to the chase

2. 3. 2012 - 15:34

Is Russia softening its stance on Syria?

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Ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Russia, there are signs Vladimir Putin could be changing his supportive stance on Syria.


Ria Novosti/Alexey Nikolsky

Putin addresses supporters at a meeting in Moscow

After previously protecting Russia's ties to Syria, Putin now appears to be joining international calls for a quick solution to the crisis, but also says he can still envisage Syria being led by Bashar Assad.

Although Putin is usually carefully focussed on the media at home, he recently seems to be paying more attention to the his image abroad, so is this a sign of the direction he may be taking the country if he wins on Sunday?

Charles Maynes in Moscow looks at the mood ahead of the elections, which will almost certainly see Putin returned to the Kremlin.

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