I worked the flight deck on aircraft carriers in the late 70s to early 80s. I have at least 100 pictures of Russian aircraft and ships, taken mostly on the Mediterranean. Soviet ships followed us constantly. They even picked up our garbage bags within eyesight of us. I have a picture of a Russian Bear flying directly over the USS Nimitz, they were so close we could see the rivets. As much as I hate the cozy relationship with Putin, these events are nothing new. In fact, they are extremely common.