I was just thinking , historically , Russia and France have teamed up before , WW1 . In modern day , the common enemy is Islam , Russia got the ball rolling in Syria , France got attacked , now the two are working together . As more of EU gets hit , I wonder how many others will join the Russo Franco pact ? It is interesting , because this could be the start of a new power block , making the obsolete NATO go to the way side for all intents and purposes . An alliance born from necessity . It actually could go somewhere if Putin makes himself ” user friendly ” , which he has in the past on some issues .