Putin has been portrayed as a mafia boss type of leadership with sinister ambitions, but that was one of the Band Mom Life Messy Bun Proud Band Mom Musical Marching Band T Shirt tee media products. In terms of military strength, the ex WP countries make up far less than the old WP. And their developments are less military oriented too. Their young people no longer view western capitalism as a hostile and greedy system, and accepted intead that their former communism is a failed one, in short the old motivation for armed confrontation has mostly died. Potential European hotspots like Ukrainia and the Black Sea littoral countries are expressions of Russian worries of sharing borders with new NATO countries and US land forces. They are defensive in character. It is true that present day Russia has been producing “anti western weapon” weapons, but they are for sale.