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Syria lauds return of Putin to Russian presidency

 Free Syrian Army fighters chant anti-government slogans as they hold up their weapons near a building hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria...
 A family leaves their house after the building was hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
 A man teaches Bilal, 11, right, how to use a toy rocket propelled grenade in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
 A man blocks a photographer's camera as people leave their house after the building was hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, Marc...
 A man teaches Bilal, 11, how to use a toy rocket propelled grenade in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
 People walk past a broom factory in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Mideast Syria

Free Syrian Army fighters chant anti-government slogans as they hold up their weapons near a building hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria...

Mideast Syria

A family leaves their house after the building was hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Mideast Syria

A man teaches Bilal, 11, right, how to use a toy rocket propelled grenade in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Mideast Syria

A man blocks a photographer's camera as people leave their house after the building was hit by a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, Marc...

Mideast Syria

A man teaches Bilal, 11, how to use a toy rocket propelled grenade in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Mideast Syria

People walk past a broom factory in Idlib, north Syria, Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Syria's state newspapers have lauded the return of Vladimir Putin to the presidency of Russia, one of the few countries to stand by the Damascus regime despite international condemnation.
A headline in the Tishrin daily Monday reads: "Russia brings back the strong man to the Kremlin."
In an editorial, the paper said Putin would reshape international relations to respect "countries' interests and unity and not interfere in their internal affairs."
Many other countries have condemned Syrian President Bashar Assad's bloody crackdown on the uprising against his rule.
Preliminarily results Monday said Putin got more than 63 percent of the vote. Opposition leaders and independent observers have alleged widespread fraud.


Updated : 2021-04-17 14:25 GMT+08:00