Tartus has itself largely escaped the conflict in Syria, but posters of its sons killed fighting for the regime elsewhere in the country line the western city`s main road.
Moscow has denied the reports suggesting closure of Russian embassy in the Syria`s capital city and evacuation of a naval base in its second largest port city of Tartus.
The Western Syrian port of Tartus is Russia`s only foreign naval base outside the former Soviet Union.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade