This has nothing to do with communism or capitalism and everything to do with (perceived) national interest. Russia thinks that it will be more powerful in a world where the United States is weaker. Plenty of other countries believe the same thing. That's nationalism, not ideology, and while I don't necessarily agree with it, the solution isn't namecalling.
I agree with that. The crack about Commies was more a joke than anything else, but you are right about name calling. Although to a certain extant this is only a continuation of their policy under communism, which argues in favor of it being nationalism.