“Destruction of traditional values today also affects interpersonal relations,” noted His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the meeting with members of the “Women in business” All-Russian social organization. “We know that even the facts that a marriage means relations between a man and a woman and that a choice of gender is not an intellectual and volitional one, but a Divine choice, are now being disputed. Children are already being taught this. They are told: ‘You should choose yourself whether you are a boy or a girl’; that is, what was founded by God is being destroyed by people, ostensibly for the sake of freedom.Russia's elites are proudly and unapologetically Russian. They condemn sexual deviancy and provide the Church with space in the public square. US elites despise their country and its founding stock. They promote sexual deviancy--the more deviant the better--and triangulate with Islam and Judaism to drive Christianity from the public square.
“But then, what is freedom like? If freedom ruins the Divine plan of the world and of mankind, then it is not freedom, but slavery. And we know that the devil enslaves a man, because the most dangerous captivity is to be not free from sin, when a person cannot live in accordance with his or her calling,” stressed the Patriarch.
From Orthodox Cognate Page.
Russia strikes me as a potential and valuable ally, not an enemy. But the US is on the other side of the culture war.