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June 15, 2012 9:00 am

The Reasons Russia Stands by Bashar Assad in Syria

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (left) with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: wiki commons.

BBC – As the United Nations warns that Syria has descended into civil war, Russia continues to back President Bashar al-Assad in the face of growing international condemnation.

Konstantin von Eggert, political commentator for Kommersant FM radio in Moscow, looks at why the Kremlin is steadfastly supporting the beleaguered Syrian government.

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