All eyes are on Paris tonight as votes are cast in the French election.
In Berlin, they are hoping that Emmanuel Macron with his pro-EU agenda will prevail.
In Moscow, Vladimir Putin is hoping for the opposite. He has been close to the Euro-sceptic Nato-sceptic Marine Le Pen and one of his banks even helped finance a previous election campaign.
The stakes couldn’t be higher. The mood in France is febrile and yet voter apathy and protest votes have threatened to dominate this election.