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Russians start to flee evacuate Syria
From the two-letter news agency, so just fair-use abstract here.
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian government says it is sending two planes to Lebanon to evacuate Russians from Syria, the first such effort since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad began in March 2011.
More planes to follow. Guaranteed. I personally am hopeful of images of Russian transport helicopters landing on the roof of the Russian embassy in Damascus...
The Emergency Situations Ministry said two of its planes will fly to Beirut on Tuesday to carry more than 100 Russians from Syria.

Monday's announcement appears to reflect Moscow's increasing doubts about Assad's ability to cling to power and growing concerns about the safety of its citizens.
Since Pencilneck himself is living on a Russian houseboat...
Russia's Foreign Ministry has said that it has contingency plans in place to evacuate thousands of Russians from Syria.
Along with the tons of biological and chemical weapons Syria has been storing on behalf of Saddam and the Russians from 2003...
Russia has been the main ally of Assad since
they turned on Israel in the 1950s...
the start of the conflict, using its veto power at the United Nations Security Council to shield the Syrian strongman from sanctions.
Posted by:Steve White

#1  They also knew when to leave Afghanistan.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-22 01:47