The Russian Narrative of the Post Cold War era in less than six minutes.. The video below contains an answer from Vladimir Putin to a question from a journalist, clearly explaining the reality of "who is the aggressor." As much as I like the man, I certainly don't worship him, but he is brilliant, clear, sensible, and sees what is going on. He advocates standing by treaties, explains that he indeed wants to work with us. But I can only suggest you watch this seven minute video and get a far more realistic view than is possible from the western media.