Just look to Ukraine as an example of why they were more than justified to fear the Russian bear.
Look to the Stans where Russia arms both sides in a conflict.
Look to the Stans and the Baltic's after Putin announce "protection of Russians in other countries"
The best place for Russia would have been to implement Democracy and become a member of NATO.
It is not NATO that Russia should be nervous about, and they sure as hell are nervous, but about China.
If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.
Oh and again you people really need to learn the difference between NATO and an EU association agreement.