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The Oil Factor: The Real Reason Why Russia Is Fighting In Syria

Many observers can't seem to figure out Vladimir's Putin's real reason for being in Syria. Why is he spending millions of dollars to fight a war that was not supposed to be his? After all, Russia's economy is badly in need of money, after suffering billions of dollars of budget cuts and losses, due to an alleged American campaign that saw oil dipping from around $147 per barrel to a low of around $30?