Russian Soft Power in France, with Marlene Laruelle & Jean-Yves Camus - Video Highlights

published 2 years ago by Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

It's important to understand that Russia and France have had a centuries-long relationship which is mostly positive, say French scholars Marlene Laruelle and Jean-Yves Camus. Today there are layers of close economic and cultural ties, as well as common geopolitical interests, and the French extreme right and Russia share many of the same conservative values. Thus the remarkable strength of Russian influence in France is not surprising.

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