The Kremlin has the message and the cash to sweet-talk
every segment of the Western population- and we’re falling for it.
The golden domes would look at home on Moscow’s Red Square. There are five of them, onion-shaped and glistening in the sun, each one bearing a cross—potent symbols of the Russian Orthodox Church.
But here in front of them flows the Seine River. Behind them rises the Eiffel Tower. Down the street is the French foreign ministry, known as
the Quai d’Orsay.
That much you can see...