The role of the US secret services in the USSR collapse cannot be overestimated.
The current demonstrated goal of the Russian state is the revival of the previous state (USSR).
The USA and the USSR have been considered antagonists for a long time. But what if the forces behind those states are the same? What if we are observing some kind of political game?
The Russian nuclear breifcase existed in reality and could be used for a nuclear attack if such a need arouse.
It has been exposed for public in the Yeltsin (the first Russian President) center. And this nuclear briefcase appeared to be made by the US company – Samsonite.