A Franco-Russian Rapprochement… Again | Top Russian news and analysis online | ‘RIA Novosti’ newswire: “The future of Moscow’s expanded clout in Europe has never looked better.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev traveled to Paris last week for a three-day visit and to launch a new strategic partnership with France. The new Franco-Russian embrace is marked by major arms sales, a space deal, lucrative energy contracts, and greater market access—all under the banner of a blossoming personal relationship between Mr. Medvedev and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. But this rapprochement comes at the price of European security.
By Ariel Cohen and Owen Graham”