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Syrian refugees gather for a protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Turkish Red Crescent camp on June 20, 2011.
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2011

Open quoteFor us in Russia, it is absolutely clear: in the Syrian Arab Republic, there is no other friend than the Syrian people.Close quote

  • a Russian envoy to the Middle East, telling a Syrian opposition delegation on Tuesday, several months into the nation's protests against President Bashar Assad, that "leaders come and go"
Photo: Mustafa Ozer/ AFP / Getty Images | Source: AP