The much feared storm in the East has arrived. The barometers in the international chancelleries now gave it as imminent. After the riots on the streets in every corner of Russia, with demonstrators demanding the release of the dissident Alexei Navalny, it is now the turn of the diplomatic confrontation. Russia against the European Union; United States against Russia and China. After Joe Biden took office in the White House, the world seems to have plunged back into the days of the Cold War. The Trump era, in which Washington closed its eyes to human rights violations, is over. The Russian and Chinese interference in the US elections of 2016 and 2020, in the consultations of the Old Continent after 2014 and the continuous cyber attacks from the East will have an answer, the new US president promised. The EU has also taken sides on the defense of fundamental rights and democracy: it has been silent with the Kremlin for too long and now it is time to raise one’s voice.