Inside Story - Russia's role in the Middle East

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For the first time since 1944, a Russian head of state is visiting Syria. Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, will meet Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, in Damascus during a three day visit to the region. the visit highlights Russia's growing desire to expand its political role in the region. But does that put it on a collision course with Washington? And what does it mean for peace in the region?

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