Longtime anti-war activist David Swanson recently returned from a trip to Russia. “I wanted to see what Russians thought about foreign policy, about the United States, and about all the ‘scandals’ in Washington that mention Russia all the time but hardly ever have any evidence in them,” said Swanson, publisher of the influential web site WarIsACrime.org. Russians are keenly aware of the history of U.S. encirclement and hostility towards their country. “They see opposition to Trump in the United States as all coming out of an anti-Russian agenda,” he said. “They have no idea, whatsoever, that people might dislike Trump for some other reasons.