President Vladimir Putin promised to support further development of the Jewish community in Russia. According to the president's press service, Putin made the statement during a meeting with Russia's chief rabbi Berl Lazar and Jewish community in Russia member Alexander Borodoy. Putin emphasized that the Jewish community leadership does a lot to strengthen the multi-confessional and multi-national character of the country. He also wished the Jewish community in Russia a happy Hanukkah.
It was either inability to analyze or pure cowardice, but the cruise missile attack on Syria had a purely political outcome that would not affect the outcome of the Syrian conflict. The US is obviously revisiting the Iraq crisis from 2003
Russia had already conducted its investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Douma and did not find either a single sign of the chemical attack or witnesses