What Does Russia Want?

Some sensible discussions at Paris ’round table’ between between diverse group of French and Russian political, business, cultural and social leaders on the situation in the Ukraine. Poland and ‘some others’ holding EU up on acting on negotiations. The ‘Cycle of (sanction) Stupidity’ and federalism as a potential option? Informative reading.


Original article: RussEurope—Que veut la Russie?
Translated & Edited by @GBabeuf
Photo Credit: RussEurope & A. Chalguine

AChalguine_touchedAn important round-table discussion was held yesterday evening (Monday, September 1st), in Paris, under the auspices of the Franco-Russian Dialogue Association, to attempt to assess the political solutions to the Ukrainian crisis, and to exit from the spiral of escalation. This round-table discussion brought together leading Russian politicians and representatives of diverse French political forces, of the business community (Total, GDF-Suez), and of the cultural and scientific communities.

The Participants

Without it being possible to list them all (and we apologise in advance to those who have been forgotten), those present included:

  • Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman of the State Duma,

  • Aleksey Pushkov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign-Affairs,

  • Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the CIS, Eurasion integration and Relations with Compatriots,

  • Aleksandr Orlov

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