Russia felt that it could act arbitrarily, using the windows of vulnerability of the West as a whole and the United States as the leader of the free world in the first place. Inflating the conflict potential, stimulating the pain points of American society, creating a network of influence agencies, interfering in the election process in 2016 - all this together led to the events of January 6, 2021 in the US Capitol. The storming of the citadel of legislation became a harbinger of future tectonic upheavals not only in American but also in world politics.
2021 will be a year of upheaval for the Putin regime. Russia's current policy is not only a path to a new package of "hell" sanctions, but also a reason for active action by the Russian opposition with the support of the West from within Russia to launch mechanisms to destroy the authoritarian regime.
Read more about this in the new issue of the Black Sea Security Journal 1 (39) 2021. Now we are glad to present to your attention Ukrainian version of the Journal. English version will appear soon.