Russia and China were dicks at the United Nations today. From The Guardian:
Russia and China have vetoed a UN security council resolution calling for the Syrian president to step down, provoking a furious reaction. All 13 other members of the council, including the US, France and Britain, voted in favour of the resolution, which backed an Arab peace plan aimed at stopping the violence in Syria. Russia and China blocked the resolution because of what they perceived to be a potential violation of Syria’s sovereignty, which could allow for military intervention or regime change.
I think Russia would better serve its own interests by abstaining from this vote and using their long relationship with Syria to get their old pal Assad out of there. But whatever.