Russia in the xx century has gone through very many events, most of them, sad and tragic. Consequences of wars, revolutions, coups and regimes will long be overcome by the multinational people of Russia. In the 90 years the country was on the verge of collapse, chaos and total collapse, which fits into the plans of Western politicians. Even there is a plan section of the former ussr among several countries that are going to thrive even 100 years from resources in Russia. Who wants to read about it here is the link. But this delusional plans were not realized.
Besides Russia over the last decade could be restored in most areas of development, both in economically and internationally. And that, by and large, of many of the so-called Western elites, does not satisfy, and annoying, they are more dear to Russia is weak, managed and . So do not have illusions, that we will selflessly help to rejoice from the heart of our success. Difficult test for Russia will overcome global financial crisis. If there were more integrated into the global economy and there was no accumulated reserves financial cushion, the problems would have arisen much more. Recently, both the president and prime minister are virtually on manual management of the economy, they have quickly intervene in the decision of many current financial and economic problems, both in the public sector and private business. Normal a situation can not be called because the decision arising issues relating to the whole society, are given to one of two people, even if it's Putin or Medvedev, by the way, personally I highly respected.