- In terms of a military threat, Russia is now just a giant Potemkin village that Putin is trying to maintain to save face over the fact that it is no longer a military force to be feared. ==
Even 5000 nuclier war heads are not be feared? Why then those interceptors in Europe?
Remember the war in Iraq got started on the presumption even only one Saddam’s nuke and half buckle of the WMD chemicals. Russia still has the tens thousands tonns of chemical WMDs and thousands of the nuclier tipped missiles.
In case of WMD capabilities Russia are still an Everest comparing with Iraqi& Iranian mice.
I'ld be more worried about those going off in Moscow. In russia everything is up for sale. Watch out for the chechens.
Since the 50s the entire planet has been living with this. The proper emotional state to be in is not fear but something more existential such as weltschmerz.