He had the accordion and I led the dance. Gerard, aka Gégé de Montmartre at night, had initially run into my office, proclaiming loudly that he was Russian, to explain how he managed to find me without having the complete address of the newspaper or the door code. input. This time, I chose the place of his confidences, and I took him to the Russian canteen at the bottom of the office with his menus that do not pay mine ... in all simplicity, so I fell into the thousand. Gégé is simplicity itself, sprinkled with resourcefulness, and a bit of cheating: he is a self-taught man who arrived in Russia by chance, with a certain bitterness towards his compatriots.
LCDR: A life lesson from here?
G. D: Patience. You know, here I have generally met only good people. And this country allows you to detox, it's so big: you can even go to Japan from the Sakhalin Islands.
LCDR: What would you advise Russians around you?
G. D: I'm not used to criticizing, and I think if you do not feel good here, you can leave. It's good to give lessons, but you have to look at what's in front of your door. I do not have any advice to give them. Today, my friend Aleksandr is a billionaire, and a deputy. He owns gas stations, and to him, I just advised him to install parking and small shops, as we have at home!
LCDR: You often play in public at night: what message do you want to convey? Between Adamo, Trenet, Piaf and Joe Dassin ... it's pretty French-French!
G. D: The Russians love the French song and, unlike the French, they do not criticize! There is more contact and less of a priori. But I would like to put on the Russian song. The essential message is good humor, friendship between peoples!