Artificial enemies? This is a country that attacked our elections around Brexit. A country that used banned nerve agents on our soil that caused the death of a citizen and risked the lives of countless others. A country that continues to attack the elections of our European allies. Countries in the Baltic have to run counter fake news services to counter the constant Russian disinformation that their citizens are being bombarded with. Putin has made no secret that he feels counties that won there independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union shouldn’t ever have been allowed to leave and should be bought back into the Russian Federation. He’s rewriting history to suit his propaganda. Germany on the other hand is doing what? Is it interfering in elections? Poisoning people with nerve or radioactive isotopes? Killing and imprsioning journalists? Killing and imprisoning political opponents. Running it’s economy like a criminal organisation where you can break the law, rob from the State as long as Putin gets his cut. This is Liberalism listed in Wiki. Putin is against everything in that list yet those are what our societies rely on to function fairly. As does Germany. Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty, consent of the governed, and equality before the law. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but they generally support limited government, individual rights (including civil rightsand human rights), capitalism (free markets), democracy, secularism, gender equality, racial equality, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion.