That our relationship with Russia has disintegrated over the years is obvious. It’s never been great, at least since most of the 20th century. That brief moment of friendship between Gorbachev and Reagan was a freakish exception. Almost immediately, as those two stepped aside, the strains began to show.
Since the rise of Putin, it has gone downhill. But lest we put it all on the feet of the Russians, it’s worth taking a look from their POV.
Where our relations with Russia go, I don’t know. But improving them can only be a good thing. Seeing things from their angle can help. Making sure we consider the concerns of the Russian people and others in the region might be a smart move as well. It’s certainly what we used to say in the olden days. And it’s not exactly an un-Christian viewpoint to have.