This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Canada version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Newsweek International > 21st October 2016 > WHAT’S ALEPPO?


Why Russians don’t seem to care about Putin’s war in Syria


+ UNEASY EXILE: Syrians in Russia are divided between those who support Putin’s campaign in Syria and those who oppose the Assad regime.

IT’S A MURKY afternoon in Moscow when I meet “Rafiq” at the cramped offices of a refugee assistance center. A Syrian national, Rafiq fled his homeland to escape the civil war and moved to Moscow with his Russian-born wife. Today, he’s cautious when he talks about the Kremlin’s support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—so cautious that he doesn’t want me to use his real name.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Newsweek International - 21st October 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 21st October 2016
Or 699 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 0.92 per issue
Or 4699 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.29 per issue
Or 549 points

View Issues

About Newsweek International

THE NEW ISIS CRISIS The so-called Caliphate may be losing ground in Iraq and Syria, but hardcore Jihadis will keep fighting, there and in the West.