Russia is under pressure, including military pressure, that is unprecedented in the last 500 years.
No objective figures would suggest that the current military pressure on Russia is on a par with or larger than e.g. during the WW2 or during the Cold War. Russia's military exercises in recent years have been far bigger than those of NATO: http://bit.ly/29kpLYm. Moreover, significant NATO exercises are subject to notification or open to observers http://bit.ly/2dQA71d.