Are they mad? Russians would eat them. Literally.
What people don't seem to understand is that Russia after shaking off the chains of communism and returning to it's Orthodox Christian roots is a serious force to be reckoned with, Putin is returning that great country where it belongs - on top of the World.
Let this be as a historic reminder, Napoleon invaded Russia with 600,000 troops, most of the troops were French but also from other countries in Europe, less then 100,000 returned. Hitler invaded Russia with 6 million troops, most of them Germans but also including contigents from other Axis countries, less then 1 million came back, 5 million are still laying there.
One Russian general told me that if this time Russia is attacked again by the West, they will not stop until they reach the Atlantic.