Ok...Throw flames if you like. I have to agree with Kissinger, even though it pains me to do so. The Russians felt we neutered them. They are just trying to regain national pride.
(Running for cover...LOL!)
I've always felt that Russia was a perfect and natural ally against the real enemy: radical islam.
We should reach out to the Russians as partners. But no, instead we lecture them and humiliate them.
My people come from Eastern Europe. I know about Soviet tyranny. But that was then. Today I'm not worried about Russian tanks rolling across Europe. But I am worried about sharia law creeping into Europe.
The only thing Russians have to be proud of is that they threw off the yoke of the EVIL EMPIRE that enslaved them, but Putin is not proud of that, he regrets it.