Russia's Putin: France backs South Stream pipeline

Nov 27, 2009 Full story: SF Gate 6

French electricity giant EDF will join Russia's Gazprom in supporting the South Stream gas pipeline under the Black Sea, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday.

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#1 Nov 28, 2009
Never share hugs with a bear. Don't let it put its arm around you, or even rest it on your shoulder

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France and Russia have a special relationship that goes back long time ago. Even during the Col War, France was one of the countries least hostile to the Soviet Union.
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#3 Nov 29, 2009
Robespierre wrote:
France and Russia have a special relationship that goes back long time ago. Even during the Col War, France was one of the countries least hostile to the Soviet Union.
If you were a skinny kid who went to class with the school bully, you might attempt to make nice with him yourself. >:~)

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just candid wrote:
<quoted text> If you were a skinny kid who went to class with the school bully, you might attempt to make nice with him yourself. >:~)
I can't see how that is relevant to Franco-Russian relations.
Russia is far away from France, and unlikely to 'bully' it anyway.
Franco-Russian relations are based on tolerance, mutual respect and common interests.
Most French have never fully subscribed to that Western stereotype that Russia was bad, our enemy, the 'evil empire, etc... Even at the heights of the Cold war, France was able to remain serene about the Soviet Union and not become hysterical about communism in general, unlike the Anglo-Saxons.
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Robespierre wrote:
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I can't see how that is relevant to Franco-Russian relations.
Russia is far away from France, and unlikely to 'bully' it anyway.
Franco-Russian relations are based on tolerance, mutual respect and common interests.
Most French have never fully subscribed to that Western stereotype that Russia was bad, our enemy, the 'evil empire, etc... Even at the heights of the Cold war, France was able to remain serene about the Soviet Union and not become hysterical about communism in general, unlike the Anglo-Saxons.
Far away from Russa by your standards perhaps. Evidence exists that Russa is now more of a criminal state than a legit country. Remember a large numbrer of people living in France during WWll agreed on many things with hitler.(bummer)

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#8 Dec 1, 2009
just candid wrote:
<quoted text> Far away from Russa by your standards perhaps. Evidence exists that Russa is now more of a criminal state than a legit country. Remember a large numbrer of people living in France during WWll agreed on many things with hitler.(bummer)
Well, that's your opinion, and I don't agree with it.
Russia is a lovely country and I can't fault its present leadership.
I also know that Russophobia and bear-baiting is very much in fashion in some circles. Not my problem ...

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