For the first time in the 125 years of its existence, “Russian Thought”, published in Paris in 1947, published in French.
Why now? Just because we can not throw an indifferent look on the biased way are treated in the European press, events related to Russia. How is it that everyone talks about the new axis “Paris-Berlin-Moscow” and at the same time, rumors conveyed by the mass European media make the image appear monstrosity of a Russia governed by a former member of the KGB and where, even in cases of violent death of the hostages, it is not the terrorists who are guilty, but those who, regardless of danger, tried to save their lives? Why do we say that Putin ever in Europe after work in the KGB, has long been the assistant to one of the founders of democracy in Russia, the first mayor of St. Petersburg, Anatoly Sobchak? Therefore, instead of reporting dedicated to the memory of dozens of dead Russian soldiers trying to rescue the hostages in Beslan, is it shows an interview with the main Chechen terrorist (as it calls itself) Shamil Basayev, who has just organized the hostage? How can we, in a developed democratic countries, under the pretext of freedom of speech, let speak the terrorists on the air! And virtually no one has written that after the explosions in London, the first country which approached England for consultations on the fight against terrorism, it was indeed Russia. Similarly, after Hurricane Katrina, the first country to offer assistance to the United States, it was still Russia. No one compares the problems of Chechnya with the problems of Corsica, the case “Yukos” with “Elf” case or “Bernard Tapie.” The majority of politicians and political scientists say European outset that comparisons are irrelevant, without even bothering to explain why. How, of course, one might compare Russia barbaric and democratic Europe?
Recently, the European mass media, either through stupidity or looking for cheap popularity, triggered in the true sense of the term, a kind of “cold war” against Russia (and America). Vodka, the mafia and the KGB, that is all known European player on the largest country in the world and the Russian diaspora, which has six million inhabitants in the European Union.
Do you know that in the Baltic States whose accession to the European Union is recent, it erects monuments to Nazi SS, while Russian veterans of World War II are treated occupants and disenfranchised? That more than a half million Russians living in these countries have all identification papers as special passports, gray or purple, of the allegedly non-citizen passports when, in the “nationality” is carried the inscription “Alien”, which is straight out of the famous horror movie? The Baltic nationalists have just robbed the Russians of their right to be heard: the European Parliament has quotas for the number of members in the Baltic States according to population, and Estonia, for example, a hundred thousand of Russians were not accepted for the elections. To believe the European press, no one cares.
Russia is a great country with a great history and tremendous potential. His people are employed. Despite the differences and wars, France and Russia have maintained for centuries, of sincere friendship. How is it that today, 20 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the bulk of the mass media continues the Cold War with Russia?
The essential task of “Russian Thought” has always been to give objective information to the Russian-speaking population of Europe about what is actually happening in Russia. It seems that we now have another task. Bring this same information to the attention of the European-born population In this first issue you will find articles published previously in our newspaper, which speak of the life of the Russian community Paris. You will learn that we have interests other than vodka and that apart from “Kalinka”, we also listen to other songs; that Russian brides are not always at the expense of their French husbands, and have time to take care of their career as well as their children and their homes. You will know that in Europe, there is now the first Russian political party at European Parliament headquarters recently Russia’s first deputy. You will find many other information again and, on the last page, our selection of the best “Russian” addresses in Paris.