Traditional Russian wooden dolls called Matryoshka are displayed at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia. (AP/Dmitri Lovetsky)

US Intelligence Apparatus Seems ‘Hellbent’ On Escalating Tensions With Russia

‘Improvement is possible,’ one activist tells MintPress, but ‘it’s going to be a real challenge to push back effectively against the whipped-up hostility toward Russia.’