I wouldn't go that far. Fine forum we have here. I hail from France and am a Social Gaullist. I am not a "Russia expert" but am following the country's development from afar with great and sympathetic interest. I believe the eurozone and Euro-American alliance have proven costly for both European nations and the world, reducing us to economic dependence on Berlin and cultural-military dependence on Hollywood and Washington. There can be no democracy without sovereignty. It is perhaps for this reason that euro- and U.S.-critics in France - whether they are "Republican" like Emmanuel Todd or Jacques Sapir or "far-right" like Marine Le Pen and Alain Soral - tend to be Russophiles. Over the past decade, Russia has shown there is an alternative to the current empires. I believe the world must move towards multipolar, rational and enlightened self-interest, rather than the bizarrely self-destructive, hegemonic and ideologically-driven dogmas of the West today. A renewed France, having reclaimed its sovereignty, would naturally rebalance its relations towards self-reliance and a certain rapprochement with Russia as an integral part of our shared continent and civilization. I look forward to discussing these issues and discovering other aspects of Russian life here!