In all my time in Russia - these past fifteen years - I have never known the peoples of this country so united in condemnation of the West. The present situation in Salisbury, coupled with the fake gas attack in Syria, have outraged even the most vocal critics of the government and completely united them behind Vladimir Vladimirovich.
I come into contact with many people here in Novosibirsk, and even the Georgian diaspora (which was usually equally divided) are laughing at the idiocy of Trump, May and Johnson.
There is a very strong feeling here that Russia should take very decisive action if further provoked. At present the feeling is for a just and respectable reaction to any strikes in Syria.
Your man on the ground in Novosibirsk.
- Stephen Beet
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