The new cold war is one of pure jealousy.
The Russian Federation is a federation of corporations started from the scrapheap of the USSR, utilizing American business investments and guidance from Wall Street to create the world's biggest crime syndicate system.
The 'American Interests' that the CIA represents are very jealous of Putin's freedoms and they know their own are threatened by his.
(Oppression, Invasion, Assassination).
It's just so darned costly to keep Americans believing they are actually 'voting'.
For your listening pleasure: