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The ongoing anti-Russian campaign propelled by the West has all the earmarks of a new Cold War, experts say, adding that the countries of the West could have benefitted more by cooperating with Russia, instead of ostracizing it.

Regardless of longstanding political and historical ties between Paris and Moscow, French president Hollande is parroting Washington’s anti-Russian rhetoric, French writer Gabriel Matzneff writes in his opinion piece for Le Point, a French weekly political and news magazine.

“The tone adopted by French pundits and journalists toward the doping scandal that has shaken Russian athletics on the eve of the Rio Olympic Games does not surprise me. It is the approach the Elysee Palace and the Quai d’Orsay — the renegades of the traditional Franco-Russian friendship — have demonstrated since the presidential election of 2012, parroting slogans dictated by Washington to judge the Russian diplomacy either in Ukraine, or Crimea, or Syria or elsewhere,” Matzneff underscores.

The writer points out that from the times of French leader General de Gaulle to those of President Francois Mitterrand, the French leadership regarded Russia as a great European nation and admitted the essential role played by the Franco-Russian friendship in European and global affairs.

However, there were only two leaders who adopted an anti-Russian stance, leaning toward Berlin and Washington — Marshal Philippe Petain and President Francois Hollande, the French writer continues.

Holland is repeating US President Obama’s mantra that “Russia is the enemy” although it bears no relation to reality, Matzneff stresses.

The scandal over Russia allegedly running a state-wide doping programchampioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is regarded by the writer as yet another sign of the anti-Russian propaganda campaign engulfing Europe.

The last time the United States boycotted the Olympic Games in Russia was in 1980, when Washington refused to attend the event citing the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan. However, the boycott was actually a continuation of the “Cold War.”

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University, shares a similar stance, stressing that the ongoing developments have all the earmarks of the new Cold War between the West and Russia.

In his latest interview on The John Batchelor Show Professor Cohen recalled that during the 1960s the field he was working in — Russian Studies — was still affected by the sweeping


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