Russia Rages And Accuses Israel Of Causing Syrian Shoot-Down Of Russian Plane.
Syria Reports Major Missile Strike In Latakia After ‘Buffer Zone’ Deal.
32 Russians Dead In Syrian Military Plane Crash…Developing.
UPDATE/PHOTOS: Russian Media Reports 7 Aircraft Destroyed By Radical Islamist Mortar Attack On Russian Airbase In Syria.
Image by mil.ru Russia has long coveted a permanent base in the Middle East, from imperial to Soviet times. The recent Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war stems from this desire to have permanent access to the Levant and the Mediterranean to further project power into the region. Moscow…