And the fact is there is no opponent to the West Russia is not in position to start another such "cold" war. It started the last one only because the extreme conditions in Europe after the WW2 (most of the continent was in rubbles and the Red Army occupied half of it). Today, Russia is little more than a strong regional power with a lot of nuclear weapons. Furthermore, Russia is not possesed by an ideology seeking world dominance anymore. Russia should get back to democratic reforms, stop trying to subvert the young democracies in its neigborhood and then, I am sure we can find a good and mutually beneficial modus vivendi between Europe and Russia.