The Russian government is trying to directly lobby American lawmakers to prevent a possible intervention in Syria, according to CNN.
The report cites Russian embassy officials in Washington as saying that they are trying to organising a meeting between Russian diplomats or politicians and US Senators and House leaders from both parties.
Obama made a personal appeal to the international community to unite in military action against 'barbarism' in Syria.
President Obama has received the support of prominent Republicans as he tries to gain backing for military action in Syria.
President Obama and his team are engaged in frenzied lobbying as lawmakers prepare to vote on a possible military strike in Syria.