Russia tends to respect alliances, no matter how costly it is.
Also, they have been at war with Sunni islam for centuries and Saudi Arabia is an epicenter. It is a matter of culture, values, probably a racist moment involved but it is how it is. It is mutual from the other side. Russians are extremely non-halal uberinfidels by muslim’s books.
Any alliance between SA and Russia is about as realistic as an alliance between Hitler and Stalin in 1942.
No matter how good a bargain is, it is pretty much impossible.
Too much Russian blood on Sunni jihadi hands and vice versa.
Yep. I pretty much only see Russia agreeing to make Saudi Arabia a graveyard, and I have never seen Russia tolerate threats like those alleged in the article.
It might be racist, but you are correct, that is the way they think. Russian media sites refer to Bandar as looking like an ape.
Why would Putin trust them? And why would he throw away the chance to dominate the Meditteranean through Syria? Russian influence is also growing daily in Greece, a country impoverished by EU membership.