Putin backs Sisi's 'run' for Egyptian presidency | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Egypt's Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi looks during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mihail Metzel/RIA Novosti/Kremlin From Mubarak to Sisi, and democratically elected Morsi jailed. So much about a 3rd world drama. Sisi stands virtually on the side of Assad by opposing to "external" interference in Syria. Is Sisi trying to pressure America to endorse his regime too? Has Uncle resumed the military aid to Egypt by now?