De Gaulle ‘turning in his grave’ at grandson’s Russian alliance
Charles de Gaulle is revered as France’s wartime saviour, but his grandson has shocked the nation by saying he plans to apply for Russian citizenship because the West has abandoned “traditional values”.
Pierre de Gaulle, 60, announced his intention during a recent visit to St Petersburg. “I would be honoured to receive Russian citizenship — I am happy to see that you fight for traditional values: family, spirituality,” he said. “All these values have disappeared in western countries.”
De Gaulle, a business consultant based in Geneva who supports President Putin and blames the US for the Ukraine war, said that Russia offered “big possibilities” and the West had chosen the losing side.
“I think Nato has lost in this conflict because neither Nato nor the