Regardless of imagined motivation, I am far less concerned by Russia with ONE nonformer Soviet military base than I am with US having 900 of them.
In general when two competeing entities have a score of 900 to 1, I am more concerned, with the entity that has 900 than I am with the entity having 1. Call me funny that way.
The odds on us being ruled by Vladimir Putin any time soon are fairly small and not a concern to anyone except to those those who are irrational and hysterical.
And ANYONE who stands up to a superpower intent on bullying and pushing others around, as the US has shown itself to do, shows some morality and interest in freedom by opposing those acts by mere definition.