Veteran BBC reporter John Simpson has visited Moscow many times over the past 40 years. When it was the capital of the Soviet Union, he said the atmosphere towards the West was one of deep hostility.
This later changed to relative warmth but now Simpson says it has again become hostile.
But is Russia something the West should be worried about and is its military force to be feared?
In conventional military terms probably not but Russia does have a large nuclear arsenal.
And they’re led by the unpredictable Vladimir Putin.