Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports the idea of sending a delegation from the country's parliament to Washington to urge members of the U.S. Congress not to support military intervention in Syria.Obama must be just thrilled by the prospect of this. Maybe if they bring enough caviar they might sway some votes.
Valentina Matviyenko, who chairs the Federation Council, the Russian parliament's upper chamber, outlined the proposal to send a parliamentary delegation to the U.S. on Monday during a meeting with Putin. The meeting also was attended by Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of the State Duma, the lower parliamentary house.
Matviyenko said she hopes for an "active dialogue" with U.S. lawmakers about possible military intervention in Syria.