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Syrian Russiya: «Thank you RUAF! Thank you Putin!» — "Russian Spring" report from Latakia town named after Russia (PHOTOS)

Syrian Russiya: «Thank you RUAF! Thank you Putin!» — "Russian Spring" report from Latakia town named after Russia (PHOTOS) | Русская весна

“Russian Spring” report from Syrian Russiya.

Today we’ve visited nice town with unususal name Russiya which is translated from Arab as “Russia”

This town is located in Latakia province just ten kilometers from Russian AF airbase in Hmeymim. Russiya’s population is about 1800, town is runned by alderman Ali Hamoudi.

This man doesn’t look like Syrian which is matching his town’s unconventional name, his age is also unusual for an alderman. But after we had talked to him it became clear that he was made alderman for a reason and his life experience is huge.

This was told by Ali Hamoudi: «I have been leading Syrian governmental AF squadron for several years, took part in liberation of Tadmor. This was very hard of course because all the men in my squadron were replaced over the years of war: some of them were killed, some of them were wounded, there were even runaways.

We had no time for training the newcomers — they learnt veruthing in a battle. Allah be thanked, Russian Air Forces helped us othervise we could not overcome that black evil! After I had been wounded I was sent to Latakia hospital where my military career came to an end. 

I came back to my hometown, Russiya, it was called Raus then. Some time after I took alderman’s position. 

When asked about renaming Ali told: «This decision was made by all Russiya residents because we believe in Russia helping us! We have many families who buried somedy in this war but without Russia there would be even more victims.

That is why we are endlessly grateful to Russian president Putin for help».

He showed banner depicting two presidents Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad in on of the central streets of Russiya. 

When we were parting Ali Hamoudi told us: «Have no doubts in Syrian Russiya, we will fight and defend our country, along with Russia we’ll clear it of terrorists!»

Syrian Russiya: «Thank you RUAF! Thank you Putin!» — "Russian Spring" report from Latakia town named after Russia (PHOTOS) | Русская весна
Syrian Russiya: «Thank you RUAF! Thank you Putin!» — "Russian Spring" report from Latakia town named after Russia (PHOTOS) | Русская весна
Syrian Russiya: «Thank you RUAF! Thank you Putin!» — "Russian Spring" report from Latakia town named after Russia (PHOTOS) | Русская весна
Syrian Russiya: «Thank you RUAF! Thank you Putin!» — "Russian Spring" report from Latakia town named after Russia (PHOTOS) | Русская весна