Diplomacy is not a simple sojourn nor spoken with only a gun. The fact that Russia is solely dependent on foreign ship builders makes for a curious study in the failures of a post Cold War Russia. If it were the shipyards in Minsk or Gdansk then I would understand, but France? Why would France ever think that it would be safe to build Russian advantage technologies? Of course, this was during Sarkozy’s time as President but it still smacks of some real shortsightedness.