To put this in a perspective probably not seen in the western media, let alone in the US:
Even the Ukrainians want the US to get the f*** out of their country....
OMG, seriously America? One would think that the US would, by now, realize that it is needlessly antagonizing Russia by its actions. If it wants to have a good relationship with Russia, it needs to stop the needless antagonizing posturing.
Something with a pot and a black kettle...
Several points of difference there: First the US is barely involved. Russia is far more involved in Ukraine militarily than the US is. If anything, the US is/will be there as advisers at
the request of the legally recognized government, and it is there to help that government protect itself
against secessionists and a not so subtle invasion by Russia.
Second, the article I linked and quoted is of some Russian MPs asking their judiciary to check the legality of the Baltic States independence from Russia/USSR in 1991. That sort of talk, even if it is jokingly, can and will be taken negatively by the nations mentioned. Especially when much the same talk about the legality of the USSR to give Crimea to Ukraine happened. The Baltics did not want to be under Russian control and don't want to return to Russian control.
Third, Russia's attempts to hold onto its sphere of influence is stupid, especially when the nations that were in its sphere don't like Russia in the first place. Such as most of Eastern/Central Europe. When the USSR broke up, most turned to western Europe and many asked to join NATO. Why? One big reason is Russia. They don't like being under Russian domination.
Another reason these actions by Russia are worrisome is Russia's willingness to lower the bar in the use of nuclear weapons. There's talk of the Russian military being willing to use a battlefield tactical nuclear device (low yield) in a conventional war if they think they face an existentialist threat (which seems to vary since they are vague in what that constitutes) This article explains a lot: http://www.vox.com/2015/6/29/8845913/russia-war#gamble
Whether you believe it or not is up to you. As it looks now, Russia reminds of of a more powerful North Korea with how it is waving around its nuclear arsenal like a club to threaten its neighbors so it can get attention and get its way in things. Russia needs to accept that as long as it keeps acting like it is, its neighbors will fear it and look to/turn to the West (EU and US) for protection and economic ties. As I keep saying, there's a big reason WHY most of eastern Europe has turned to the west, and that reason is Russia's actions.
The childhood diseases should be mandatory. They are no joking matter. Those diseases were nasty
and killed millions of children and young adults. If we can prevent them by vaccines, then we should do so. (and as far as I know, no religion says vaccines are bad, so why the religious dislike of them?)