Vladimir Putin called him a "great professional”.  François Fillon is, after Donald Trump, the newest major Western politician who declares to oppose the Russia sanctions.
Putin and Fillon say “tu“ to each other, and not “vous”. They know each other since both of them were prime ministers of their respective countries in 2007-2012.
François Fillon is the man given now by most analysts as the next president of France, in spite of the fact of being just "another François” (like the outgoing Hol...

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