The war in Chechnya laid the foundations for the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy – but back then western leaders were silent
War and bloodshed doesn’t have the power to shock you when it’s been seen thousands of times before, on television, in films, in newspapers.
That’s why the Russian reaction to the violent bombing campaign in the Syrian city of Aleppo has been so muted. There has been no public outcry over news footage of women, children and the elderly living in ruins, and images of the dead and the maimed have largely gone unnoticed.
Russia’s foreign policy is more than 20 years old, and emerged from the dust and devastation in Grozny
Link : Russia’s intervention in Syria could have been stopped 20 years ago