The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada or Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the de-stabilizer?
Orwell warned war would become a domestic necessity to divert the people from economic contradictions. At the end of July 2017, Spiegel Online published statistics showing Russians are living longer (to 71 on average) and fewer Russians are mired in poverty since 2000.