2010 has been declared the Year of Russia in France and Year of France in Russia.
The congratulatory message of the head of the Russian state reads, in particular:
”Russia and France are countries with rich and distinctive histories, long-standing economic partners and states related by political, cultural and basic human ties.
2010 has been declared the Year of Russia in France and Year of France in Russia. This is another excellent opportunity for our peoples to get to know each other better, to explore our rich cultural history and to open new prospects for cooperation in a whole range of key areas.
I am certain that the upcoming events will greatly enrich Russian-French cooperation and will make a real contribution to the future prosperity of both countries ”.