Ex U.S. defense chief blames some of Russian hostility on U.S.

William Perry, who was one Bill Clinton's defense secretaries,  lays some of the blame for Russian hostility to the West under Vladimir Putin on American officials allegedly treating Russia contemptuously as a third-rate power after the end of the Cold War.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/09/russian-hostility-to-west-partly-caused-by-west