Russian Federation in Franco‑American relations during the post‑Cold‑War period. This article analyzes the role of Russia in the relations between 5th French Republic and United States of America after 1989. The manuscript suggests that Franco‑American relations in the Russian dimension are based not only on the elements of cooperation but also on rivalry. However it has to be noted, that the reasons of activity in this area are different.
On the one hand, French politics focus mostly on European and economic dimension. On the other hand, Russian‑American relations are connected mostly with international security, nonproliferation and disarmament issues. The significance of Russian Federation in bilateral relations is important in the context of main challenges for international security. Despite some differences between France and USA, both countries understand that only the cooperation with Russia will allow to cope with the dangers of the 21st century.