Putin: Russia Invading Ukraine ‘Can Help Palestine’

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin repeated his regime’s claims on Monday that a Muslim lynch mob formed in the region of Dagestan this weekend, which invaded the Makhachkala airport looking to kill Jews, was “instigated” by Ukraine. He further made the bizarre claim that, by invading Ukraine, Moscow is helping the Palestinian cause.

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Russia Grows Concerned ISIS Recruits Will Return Home

One of the factors spurring Russia to action in Syria was the success of ISIS recruitment in certain parts of Russia. A notable example of this is the province of Dagestan, which has a large and impoverished Muslim population, a history of unrest, some hot spots of radical Salafist Islam, and lingering resentment against heavy-handed police tactics.

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