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Experts analyze Moscow's connection to radical Islam, say it is all part of much bigger plan
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Syria
Is Russia taking a pro-Islamic side in one of the most explosive regions in the world?
Moscow is seeking to increase its involvement, and hold, in the region. Terror organizations? It's doesn't really matter to them.
"Russia doesn't view it as taking sides. That's too harsh. It's taking the middle. It wants to assume the role of the Middle East mediator,"
"It seeks to upgrade its status. It wants to turn into a more important power. For this purpose it must activate worldwide moves, in the Middle East as well."