Chairman of the State Duma (the lower chamber of Russian parliament) Gennadi Seleznev expects positive results from an upcoming meeting between presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and George W.Bush of the United States. In turn, deputy chief of the Unity faction Vladimir Reznik said that his faction hopes that during the Putin visit to the United States "the established contacts aimed at joint opposition to international terrorism will be further developed". To Reznik, the fight against terrorism "will be truly efficient if it becomes a common cause of civilised society. For this the potential of present international organisations, above all the United Nations, must be put to use more actively". "We hope that the policy of Russia, its initiatives will, at last, be duly appreciated not only by the president of the United States but also by American legislators, the political elite, American businessmen".
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities