Russia Syria Diplomacy

July 18, 2012 - 1:36 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, walks as United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan looks on before their talks in Moscow, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The UN and Arab League envoy to the Syrian crisis has begun his meeting with the Russian president by saying that Syria is at a crossroads, as violence escalates. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)