@Stephen Corsaro: The Cold War was the USSR, NOT Russia as we know it today; and a very different ball of wax; it’s unfair to equate the 2. The USSR was aggressively recruiting and building military alliances around the world; Russia is not doing the same. But the US CIA and NATO are much more aggressive. Propaganda in US media and Pravda were equally dishonest about “the other guy” not unlike US media and groups like Al Jazeera today. Svetlana offered a fair and accurate picture of the situation; and her presentation on the Crimea would be approximately equivalent to someone coming along and attempting to take Pearl Harbor away from the US; it would be vigorously resisted, much as it was in 1941.