Vladimir Putin Is Winning the French Election

21.11.2016
Sarkozy's one-time prime minister cannot be accused of being a "Manchurian candidate" or of being on Putin's payroll. The pro-business French right has plenty of money of its own. Fillon has consistently backed Russia in Syria since 2012, saying Moscow could be instrumental in resolving the conflict and refraining from calling for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's removal until the Islamic State is defeated. In 2013, Fillon was a guest of the Valdai forum, which Putin and his foreign policy elite use to communicate Russia's policy views to Western experts; apart from calling for cooperation in Syria, he expressed hope that Europe would soon abolish short-term visas for Russia -- something that's not even on the agenda today.

Read more on https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-11-21/vladimir-putin-is-winning-the-french-election

Related articles

Valdai Club Asian Conference Focuses on Economic Cooperation and Security
27.11.2017
At the press conference held after the first session of the Valdai Club’s eighth Asian regional conference in Seoul, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov spoke about details of the Russian

Category:
Club Events
Will Asia Remain the Workshop of the World?
27.11.2017
The second session of the eighth Asian regional conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, organized in partnership with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), was

Category:
Club Events
Era of Asia: What Co-Creation in Eurasia Can Look Like
27.11.2017
On November 27, 2017, the eighth Asian regional conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, organized in partnership with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), kicked off

Category:
Club Events