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Russia: Muscovites rally in support of Syrian government00:50

Russia: Muscovites rally in support of Syrian government

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 30, 2013 at 13:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Muscovites rally in support of Syrian government

A rally was held at Yauza Gate Square in Moscow on Saturday in support of the Syrian government.

The rally, organised by the Russian Citizens Union - a public organisation - and the Eurasian Youth Union - the youth wing of the Russian Eurasia Party - was held to draw attention to the escalating conflict in Syria.

The protesters held Russian and Syrian flags and pictures of the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. They condemned the support by countries such as the US, France and Britain for the anti-government armed militias.

Violence in Syria has been escalating in the past two years ever since armed insurgents attempted to overthrow the government of President Assad. Russia, along with China, has vetoed three UN Security Council resolutions which would have paved the way for external military intervention in the country. Russia has consistently condemned the position of the leaders of some NATO countries who have called for President Assad to be removed from power and said that political rather than military solution to the crisis must be found.

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Russia: Muscovites rally in support of Syrian government

A rally was held at Yauza Gate Square in Moscow on Saturday in support of the Syrian government.

The rally, organised by the Russian Citizens Union - a public organisation - and the Eurasian Youth Union - the youth wing of the Russian Eurasia Party - was held to draw attention to the escalating conflict in Syria.

The protesters held Russian and Syrian flags and pictures of the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. They condemned the support by countries such as the US, France and Britain for the anti-government armed militias.

Violence in Syria has been escalating in the past two years ever since armed insurgents attempted to overthrow the government of President Assad. Russia, along with China, has vetoed three UN Security Council resolutions which would have paved the way for external military intervention in the country. Russia has consistently condemned the position of the leaders of some NATO countries who have called for President Assad to be removed from power and said that political rather than military solution to the crisis must be found.