Russia Putin Syria Crisis

August 31, 2013 - 12:35 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media during his trip to Russia's far eastern port of Vladivostok on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin urged President Obama on Saturday not to rush into a decision on striking Syria, but to consider whether strikes would help end the violence and be worth the civilian casualties they would inevitably cause. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)