The presence of Chechen fighters in Syria — veterans of two wars against Moscow — are a big reason why Russia is bombing targets in the country. The Russian effort is effectively a reenactment of the US' "flypaper" strategy in Iraq.
You only get out what you Putin.
At a protest in Moscow on December 24, a blond in a puffy white jacket and jeans approached the microphone as clouds rolled across the sky. Her face, among the most famous in Russia, flashed onto the giant screen behind her. “My name is Ksenia Sobchak...