Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Marianne and Ivan, a glamorous couple? Facts about the so called «French Russophilia» since Napoleon

Naval flag comemorating the Franco-Russian alliance of 1891 - Russophilia
Naval flag comemorating the Franco-Russian
alliance of 1891
Numerous myths, created by the past Soviet and the today Kremlin's propaganda, are still polluting the perception of French “Russophilia"[1] in former USSR countries and in the mind of people who grew up in this environment. “Russophilia”, is perceived by anti-Putin activists as compromising with what they consider Putin’s megalomania. Meanwhile, the pro-Putin side accuses the other side of “Russophobia"[2]. This prevents the addressing of real issues. This leads to dead ends and creates misunderstandings between France and the Eastern European countries at a time when they all need to work together in a more dangerous world.