An 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.
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,
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