Hillary Clinton has accused the Kremlin various times during this election cycle of trying to influence the U.S. elections. Though it appears as a rather juvenile tactic to blame Russia for losing an election, she has persisted in blaming Russia for the Wiki-leaks hacking. Now Angela Merkel has accused Russia of trying to influence the German elections. It seems slightly pre-mature, as the elections in Germany are only scheduled to take place in September of 2017, and she has yet to declare her candidacy.
The fact that multiple countries are accusing Russia of trying to influence elections is extremely concerning. It means that Putin´s ambitions are far from satisfied, and that he won´t rest until the Soviet Empire has been restored.