The video above claims to be showing an attempted MANPADS attack on a Russian jet.
The comment that Russia's pace of strikes decreasing may be a false step or they fixed their issues. In the last 48 hours, the Russians have conducted a total of 237 air strikes. The Russians hit near Palmyra for the first time according to them.
There are claims the rebels are actually starting to take back various locations the Assadites held despite the Russian and Iranian support.
Secretary of State Kerry has stated Russia needs to be part of the political solution for Syria.
A Russian airline went down over Sinai and all 224 people were killed. IS claimed responsibility (hence why its here in the RMSA). Rumors are it broke up at high altitude, everything appeared normal until the break up and there is no evidence of an external attack on the plane.
Just what *IS* Russia hoping to accomplish in Syria? Here's one take.