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Our Russian "dreams" and the brutal reality


ANALYSIS - On the right of the French political spectrum, we want to believe in a great strategic alliance with the Russia of Vladimir Poutine, in the name of our thousand and one cultural and historical hooks.

This Tuesday, during the last Republicans' debate, Russia was cited as a major partner to rely on to escape American tutelage. Éric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen also say they dream of a major strategic partnership with Moscow, which would balance the Anglo-Saxon world. A literary-strategic vision which takes up the Gaullian project of "Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals", and which reveals a fascination for the strongman of the Kremlin, seen as a "patriot" who has recovered. order. Authoritarian and corrupt, Moscow? So what! they say. Has it not always been, as the historian Karamzin noted?

Theoretically, this “Russian dream” of France makes sense.

Since Diderot and the great Catherine, there are a thousand close bonds of friendship and deep complicity between us.

We inspired Pushkin, who was fluent in French, and Dostoyevsky loved us, before he hated us.

We still love him wholeheartedly, like Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky.

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Source: lefigaro

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