According to Amal Abou Zeid, Member of the Lebanese Parliament, Free Patriotic Movement, Russia and Lebanon enjoy very good relations. The power sharing system in Lebanon between different religious communities is still very well respected. Lebanon has the only Christian president in the Arab world.
Russia did all the best to keep normal the situation in Lebanon without interfering into the internal affairs. The Lebanese are mostly Western-oriented and the economic relations between Russia and Lebanon are developing well in spite of certain difficulties.