Watching Russian TV gives me a fresh perspective on what is happening in Syria. Pyervam (Russian Channel One) shows Syrian children being treated in Russian hospitals. The Russian Army distributes food to civilians. None of these images is faked. The Russian State genuinely is helping people and saving lives there. There is also another side to it.
The Ba’athists have purposefully starved civilians to death and Moscow had knowingly assisted that policy. The Russian military uses dumb bombs as opposed to smart bombs. Dumb ones are much cheaper. Dumb bombs are far less discriminating. They are inaccurate and much more likely to kill civilians.