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Russia needed Europe, and Russia needs Europe. This was stated by the former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy during the session “global agenda: challenges, possibilities and risks” at the Gaidar forum, the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
“Europe needs Russia and Russia needs Europe. Our destinies are intertwined. Those who do not understand, do not understand anything in geography and history,” he said. The former President of France made a Declaration of love to Russia and called her a country with a European culture. “For me, every trip to Russia — this is happiness. I have every time the feeling that I come to the country with a European culture. And I feel close to this culture,” he admitted.
The rector of the Ranepa Vladimir Mau, for his part, noted that the war of 1812 did not worsen human relationships between the French and Russian societies. “In Russia, mainly continued to speak the French language,” he said. Mau added that Moscow and Paris have always had a warm emotional relationship, including during the most difficult periods of history. “I in the context of yesterday’s speech of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin can not say that when he wrote the Russian Constitution, much used from the Constitution of France during the Fifth Republic”, he added.
Forum is held in Ranepa on January 15-16. It is organized by the Ranepa, the Gaidar Institute and the Association of innovative regions of Russia. “Ribbon.ru” is an informational partner of the forum.
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