Syria: How would the Russian plan work?
11 September 2013 Last updated at 13:49 BST
Russia has put forward a proposal which it hopes will prevent US-led military action against Syria.
Syria is believed to have one of the biggest chemical weapons stockpiles in the world. Russia has asked the Syrian government to put its chemical weapons under international control and then have them destroyed.
The BBC's Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow about how this plan may work.