I am talking about pre-Ukraine War situation. Especially from 1990 to 2021.
At present there are only two major powers that are posing themselves as an opposing force to the US leadership.
I admit that China's position is naturally anti-West as they are a one-party state, and the West doesn't like one-party states.
However, what is the deal with Russia?
The general population of Russia doesn't have anything uncommon with the West, be it culture, be it lifestyle. Their US visa getting rate is also very high.
Why haven't Russia/Serbia been able to become friendly with the West during the past, say 30 years or so?
What is the fundamental issue?