Lol. I am sixty and remember the cold war well. Putin is a very different creature than Khrushchev was and the Soviet Union was very different from Russia. In many ways it is NATO that is pushing the envelope and Putin who is being reactive. Don't forget that Baker III famously promised that NATO would never move one inch past Germany. Putin has to find a way to defend his borders without retaliating dangerously against a superior force. All he has is diplomacy, tactics and the threat of nukes in Europe's backyard as the last straw. I don't like Putin's social conservatism nor his authoritarianism but the mistake the West makes is in casting him as a cartoonish villain rather than the pragmatic, strategic opportunist that he is.