Lp0815 From Singapore, joined Oct 2005, 220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 3):
you don't rankle your mates do you?
No, you don't rankle them.
That's why you should consider the large Jewish population in Israel that emigrated from Russia. There are very trong ties between these two countries.
In terms of business: Israel is the "more fluent" business partner for Russia, compared to Lebanon and Syria. Russia wouldn't want to lose the revenues from Israel and be left with little income that could be generated from Lebanon/Syria.
Needless to say, Russia has been remarkably quiet throughout this whole crisis.
Sonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1956 times:
Quoting Lp0815 (Reply 3): Needless to say, Russia has been remarkably quiet throughout this whole crisis.
Yup - probably as a concession from Bush et al to "turn a blind eye" should Chechnya pop up in the future or maybe they sold out the Ukraine or something... For some reason Russia has expressed a great interest in that country.