Europeans are very loudly calling for strong leaders like Putin, who can carry out unpopular policies in order to stop the current crisis. Now, the Europeans are faced with a choice: follow traditional cooperation with the US or breach it and cooperate with the Great Russian Empire.
The EU destroys national identity of its member countries and imposes non-traditional gender identities on the population. This is how Russia is different from Europe.
The EU does not oppose “traditional values” of any kind as long as they do not contradict basic human rights and freedoms and democratic principles. On the contrary, EU projects are supporting local cultures and traditions in many countries, for instance by financially supporting the renovation of local cultural heritage and supporting the development of related tourism: see also the EU's regional culture programme: bit.ly/2eM1ZFB, .