Bonjour! The French invasion of Russia of 1812 was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. It also continued Russia’s negative and positive fascination with the European cultural melting pot.
France was, and still indeed is, a great influence on Russian society and lifestyle. But what exactly does Russian culture gain from the French? On RT's culture show this week, Martyn Andrews - beret in hand - takes a look at French-Russian architecture, art, dance, food and clothing. Ah voila!