RIA News cites Mr. Hook’s statement:
Russia has no ideological unity that would direct its actions. But Russia, nevertheless, is a serious opponent. There is a similarity with the threat that we met during the Cold War. As in the past, the threat comes from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Russia has shown the ability to conduct and prepare large-scale exercises, such as the recent "West-2017". The conventional threat is real. Russia is upgrading the army and nuclear arsenal, as well as delivery vehicles. She developed a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, clearly violating the INF Treaty.
The first phrase is particularly noteworthy. The “Comrade” from the State Department actually confirms the thesis that the lack of a unified ideology weakens Russia. Does this mean that Russia is proposing to acquire a state ideology? If so, then now the State Department can be fully referenced in the event that the authorities of the Russian Federation mature to introduce certain amendments to the Basic Law - to the clause on legislative recognition of the absence of any single ideology. Is a hook a Russian agent? ..