Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman attend a welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia October 5, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS
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Saudi King Salman swept into Moscow with a vast entourage for a first-ever visit that underscored Russia's growing power in the Middle East, despite deep differences between the two oil giants over Syria.While the Saudis blame Bashar Assad for the Syrian conflict, which has left over 330,000 dead since 2011, the visit was a sign that Riyadh has come to terms with the major role Russia now plays in the Middle East.At the same time, Moscow wants the Saudis to help fund reconstruction projects in Syria, giving Russian companies beneficial deals, said Vladimir Frolov, an independent foreign policy analyst based in Moscow.
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