Ex-Foreign Minister of France explains why the West is angry with Russians


After the Soviet Union was defeated in the Cold War, the West prepared for Russia the role of a country that does not bother anyone and does not affect anything.


However, “the Russians remained Russian” and, according to the former French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrin, expressed in an article for Le Nouvel Observateur, this was the reason for the current anti-Russian wave that the West is driving.

In addition, he believes that the position of Moscow played a significant role in the formation of a hostile attitude towards Russia, which dared to say that Western values ​​had outlived their own, and Western democracies had shown their inefficiency.

According to Vedrin, this underlies the West’s transition to "warlike moralization, the spirit of the Crusades, constant positional warfare and indifference to the rapprochement between Russia and China."

In conclusion, the French diplomat calls on the West to decide which relations are more beneficial for it with “this great neighbor”:

The black-and-white glances to which we are constantly drawn so will not give anything. This is true for all external policy: It is in our interests to move away from the spirit of the Crusades, into which the West once again plunged after the collapse of the USSR. This primarily concerns our relations with Russia.


Actually, Vedrin is not the only person on the other side of the border who calls for the normalization of relations with Moscow and the recognition of the fact that, contrary to the wishes of the West, Russia has not turned into a vegetable, like the Scandinavian or Baltic countries.

However, judging by the policies pursued by the West, no one hears the voices of these people there.
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  1. g1washntwn Offline
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 25 December 2019 11: 42
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    However, judging by the policies pursued by the West, no one hears the voices of these people there.

    If they had not heard, then they would not have tried to cover up such alternative media as RT.
    In the Western media, the more adequate the reasoning, the stronger the mainstream speaker is labeled "eccentric." And if the speaker begins to row excessively against the tide, then all kinds of “raped cleaners”, various “failed brakes on the cars” come up against them and he suddenly falls silent.
  2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 25 December 2019 13: 03
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    European governments are unable to protect their citizens from the American democrats. From "powerlessness" the "redirecting of aggression" occurs - there is such a term in ethology, the science of behavior. The dominant pecked the subdominant (Europe), the enraged subdominant tries to peck the lowest in rank, and if there are none, indignantly clucks toward the neighboring flock (Russia).
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  3. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 25 December 2019 15: 41
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    And what is published more often in our country, only the statements of various "ex-chapters", as a rule, long published in circulation? And very selective.
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    Nymp (Boris) 25 December 2019 15: 48
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    That is, in general, the West is angry that we reject their “values” and defend our own! We, therefore, need to arm themselves with their tolerance, prohibit calling mom - mom, dad - dad, legalize the wedding in the church of homosexuals and other perverts, bestiality, for example, etc. etc. Let these values ​​be crammed into where they have liberalism.
    1. meandr51 Offline
      meandr51 (Andrei) 26 December 2019 10: 42
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      The above is just lyrics and background. They expect self-liquidation from the Russian Federation, following the example of the USSR. That's just no one will feed the leftovers. They themselves eat up. After which, perhaps, they will praise how praised well-cooked barbecue is praised.
  5. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 25 December 2019 20: 22
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    Quote: Arkharov
    And what is published more often in our country, only the statements of various "ex-chapters", as a rule, long published in circulation? And very selective.

    An official in a political circulation is free in his own judgment and is not tied to subordination. Hence it is clear that their statements are most valuable. The official politics of multicolor and lined we know.
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  8. Upmost Offline
    Upmost (Innocent) 26 December 2019 05: 29
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    Ex-Foreign Minister of France explains why the West is angry with Russians

    If the Russian Federation was a larger caliber, then its actions (the same Crimea, etc.) would simply be accepted as a fact.
    As the United States "put things in order" in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan - and none of the Western leaders uttered that it was illegal.
    And the Russian Federation has a low weight and caliber in the world.
    Therefore, its actions may be perceived in fact (Crimea is Russian, because it is controlled by Russia), but the West will not agree with the essence of such actions
    (RF: Crimea just returned home. West: you violated the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine).

    Something like that.
    1. meandr51 Offline
      meandr51 (Andrei) 26 December 2019 10: 46
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      I agree. So our destiny is simply not to pay attention to squeals and sometimes growl in response.
      1. AICO Offline
        AICO (Vyacheslav) 26 December 2019 19: 38
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        There is no need to growl, and raise the hind leg, and let them wash away to hell!
  9. isofat Offline
    isofat (Sergei) 26 December 2019 19: 57
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    After the Soviet Union was defeated in the Cold War, the West prepared for Russia the role of a country that does not bother anyone and does not affect anything.

    I remember very well how everyone was surprised when they announced some kind of perestroika. No one could understand what kind of new thinking. Then subsequent events ... In the West, they were very wary of what was happening. And only our liberals, without further ado, voiced their victory. For example, no one defeated me, and the majority of the country's population, too. After all, everyone remembers the results of the referendum on the Soviet Union? Therefore, the villains can at best speak only of deception, and in the worst case for themselves that they have missed, let it be, a return to the NEP. Actually, the behavior of the West with the USA does not contradict such a development of events. They are very scared.