The Foundation’s partner, President of Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Russia/CIS, President of the Geneva Press Club Guy Mettan presented his book “Russia – the West: a war of a thousand years. Russophobes from Charlemagne to the Ukrainian crisis.”
The book gives the historical background and reasons for Russophobe attitude in the Western society. As for the attitude itself it is equated with racism. Guy Mettan pays special attention to attempts to diminish Russia’s achievements in the fight against fascism. He emphasizes that the Western “ostracism of memory is the way to oust Russia from Europe”.
Being an experienced journalist Guy Mettan is the author for many articles published in the Swiss press; he participated in UNESCO activity where he offered the idea to create Journalism ethics.