In the West, the mainstream media appears to be very anti-Putin.
Putin's perks: Nice work
Just as the mainstream media has often attacked Erdogan of Turkey.
Turkish politics: Erdogan’s counterproductive ambition
Putin is a mystery.
J left this comment on the post "ATTACK ON RUSSIA":
We may have to change our evaluation of Russian politics - just as much as we have had to change our evaluation of TURKISH politics and Erdogan...
Turkey and Erdogan are puppets of the US-Israeli empire...
The Putin-Medvedev government is not really opposed to the US-Israel.
There is a strong indication that parts of the Russian government play wilfully into the hands of those Wahabbi terrorists.
For this see the video (from http://redivisionoftheworld.wordpress.com)
At about 5:00 you can hear the head of a Russian institute, Jana Amelina, complain, that in her opinion there is some kind of complicity within the Russian government.
In my opinion the Putin-Medvedev government has a special agreement with Israel.
Don't forget that all but one of the Russian Oligarchs (I think 9) have an Israeli passport.
See also "Russia, Israel sign military cooperation agreement" - Global Defence: Russia, Israel sign military cooperation agreement
In March 2011 Medvedev allowed the US/Nato to have a full blown invasion of Libya.
While the rabbles in Syria are supported with weapons and ammunition, the Syrian government runs dry:
All borders are blocked.
When US/Nato announced some months ago it would block the Syrian coast, Moscow decided to form a special navy convoy for Russian freighters, which were then supposed to transport to Syria what the Syrians needed for their defence.
Bur now Putin and Medvedev have decided to stop the supply that Syria needs so desperately. And they dissolved this convoy.
"This explains why a task force consisting of ships from three fleets (the Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets) has suddenly fallen apart, and the General Staff changed its plans for Northern Fleet vessels to stop off in the Black Sea" … and … "Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov does not believe military support for the Assad regime is the main aim currently, because there are chances of reaching national reconciliation in Syria" ( http://en.rian.ru/papers/20120824/175414845.html ).
The refusal to deliver S-300 defence rockets to Iran - although Iran is strategically the 'soft belly' of Russia - shows that Putin-Medvedev parties with Israel.
The same is true for Putin's brisk refusal to join the conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran.
My assumption that Russia and China are natural partners against this aggressive US-Israeli empire has totally fallen apart.
See: Calling the China-Russia split isn't heresy - Asia Times Online
arthur zbygniew has left this comment on the post "ATTACK ON RUSSIA":
Syrian news agency, DAMASCUS, (SANA) - Information Minister Omran al- Zoubi said that what is happening in Syria is a massive conspiracy and an aggression using barbaric tools whose elements are obvious, stressing that Syria is facing a terrorist, Wahabi and Takfiri mentality and an extremist culture in various guises and under various names. ...
Al-Zoubi affirmed that there is irrefutable evidence that Erdogan's government is sending gunmen to Syria and allowing terrorists to take refuge on Turkish soil, pointing out that the current Turkish policies are not the policies of the Turkish people.
Minister al-Zoubi stressed that Erdogan's statements on establishing buffer zones is an act of aggression against national sovereignty, adding that in the issue of the national sovereignty there are no red lines, and Syria will respond to any attempt to impinge on its sovereignty.
He noted that the Turkish lawyer who was killed in north Syria, Osman Karahan, is one of Al Qaeda's lawyers, adding that terrorists who were with Karahan were responsible for blowing up a British bank and two synagogues in Istanbul in 2003, killing 63 people and wounding 750, adding "the terrorists were arrested and sent to prison for life… who can get them out of prison and send them to Syria? Who can free Turkish inmates and send them to fight in another country?"...