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Syria: Citizens join Russians to celebrate Unity Day02:32

Syria: Citizens join Russians to celebrate Unity Day

Russian Federation, Latakia
November 5, 2015 at 08:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 100 Syrians took to the streets of Latakia on Thursday to take part in a festive rally dedicated to Russia's National Unity Day.

The rally was held near the Arab Cultural Centre before celebrations continued inside, where participants came with their children dressed in uniforms and stood to sing the Syrian and Russian national anthems. The attendees carried signs with pictures of both the Syrian and the Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad, chanting slogans in support of both leaders and spoke about their hope that Moscow's air strikes will defeat 'terrorism' soon.

The walls of the cultural centre were decorated with posters in Russian saying "Russia, thank you! Thank you for everything" and "the Russian people and the Syrian people - eternal friendship."

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Around 100 Syrians took to the streets of Latakia on Thursday to take part in a festive rally dedicated to Russia's National Unity Day.

The rally was held near the Arab Cultural Centre before celebrations continued inside, where participants came with their children dressed in uniforms and stood to sing the Syrian and Russian national anthems. The attendees carried signs with pictures of both the Syrian and the Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad, chanting slogans in support of both leaders and spoke about their hope that Moscow's air strikes will defeat 'terrorism' soon.

The walls of the cultural centre were decorated with posters in Russian saying "Russia, thank you! Thank you for everything" and "the Russian people and the Syrian people - eternal friendship."

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