The book follows a fictional longtime aide to Putin as he discusses the decline of the West, the influence of the United States in international politics, and strong leadership in Russia. At the same time, the author clearly sympathizes with the Russian president, the observer noted. French critics believe this indicates the possibility of a change in the country’s view of the Ukraine crisis.
“Kremlin Magician” paints a sympathetic portrait of the Russian leader and raises concerns that he could influence national policy toward the Ukraine conflict.
The observer added that after the publication of the book, da Empoli immediately began to be invited on television as an expert on the Ukrainian conflict. According to him, literature in France continues to be the subject of political debate. For example, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Born praised the novel, saying that it “reflects as an echo of the current international situation and the conflict in Ukraine.” And former French Foreign Minister Hubert Verdin said the work is “incredibly credible” and everyone should read it.