Russian banks strengthen ties with blacklisted Syrian lenders


* Blacklisted Commercial Bank of Syria has accounts in small Russian bank * Commercial Bank of Syria now seeking barter account with the bank * U.S. Treasury warned Russian banks against doing business with Assad By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Intent on supplying his government with arms, oil and food, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has turned to Russian banks to access world markets, and the lenders could open more ...


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