Russia surpasses all other nations in military strength, save the French. We are, however, not afraid of the French military might as we have no aggressive attitude towards the Republic. But we feel that war cannot be fought just for the sake of it, but must have a proper justification.
We know France is at war with the Ottoman Empire and we hope that their goal for entering this war was to support the righteous Russian struggle to bring freedom, peace and prosperity to the Balkans.
We fail to see the reason for the French aggression on Austria, however, except as pure imperialism.
Russia would like to be proven wrong in this instance, as we hold our friendship with the French people dear.