I'm so used to reading the regional news that this sort of thing hardly even makes me laugh anymore:
Russia will never accept "foreign interference" in Syria's internal affairs, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem told a news conference on Tuesday.
"No one can doubt the strength of the Russian-Syrian relationship," based on their history and the interests of both people, Muallem said.
"Russia will never accept foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs. That is the red line," he added.
Yes, that would be Damascus, the ancestral homeland of the Russian people. You all knew Dostoyevsky was from Aleppo, right? The portrait above depicts Peter the Great of Homs. Russians have been indigenous to Syria since the Mithridatic Wars. Everyone knows that.