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Russian Has Become 'Second Language' Taught in Syrian Schools, Official Says

Russian has become the "second language" taught in Syrian schools, and President Bashar al-Assad's children are studying Russian, Syria's ambassador to Russia was quoted as saying Friday. "The decision by Assad that the Russian language become the country's second language is a sign of gratitude to the Russian people for their support of the Syrians," Russia's TASS state news agency quoted Syria's Ambassador Riyad Haddad as saying. "Also as...

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