It is now clear that the election hacking of the DNC, the deliberate spread of "fake news", and other cyber-attacks from Russia have come from the highest reaches of the Russian government- very likely Putin himself. This has been confirmed by the CIA, and now the FBI, and supported by 99 out of 100 US senators.
And interestingly enough, the US has not been the only victim of this Russian Cyberwar. Eastern European countries and Baltic states have also been the victims of this cyberwar. Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are currently busy travelling back and forth to those areas to gather and consolidate further evidence for this as they build their case against the Russians.
But the question is: why? Why does Putin think that the destabilization of nascent and established democracies around the world is going to benefit Russia? Yes, it's true that Russia has become economically and diplomatically isolated after aggressive behavior like the invasion of Georgia, and more recently, the annexation of Crimea. But do they really think that destabilizing the rest of the world politically is going to fix this?
Does anyone know what may be going through Putin's head?