Alright, but speaking strictly is also not very useful, while being able to designate/identify the main players has a value even if it is a huge simplification. It's a skill and if your model is weak you will draw weak conclusions. In that respect I recall an interesting comment from turkish negotiators in the Iran-US conflict. They said with many countries you have a person you can talk to and which you can try to make an agreement with. But Iran and the US are the kind of countries with multiple power players where you have to talk to all of them. Knowing who to talk to is a realworld necessity. Knowing whose concerns you have to take really seriously and whose concerns are merely optional is very important too.
So with Russia, we have big players which prefer to treat Russia as an enemy and the weapons industry and the pentagon are major players in that. To put it in old language, the Military Industrial Complex has won.