But in real world practice.. On influence and attraction , to become the center and the place everyone wants to live and get a job as it was USA.. then NEVER. Russia still today have the same level of cities maintance and infrastructure of third world countries.. and this is no joking. Moscow made it on the list of the top 20 dirtiest cities ,and is not a lot better in ST petersburg .. Probably is a culture problem of communism mentality that still exist.. because everything was property of the government ,then no one cared for the good shape and maintenance of its infrastructure and cities. Because nothing was of people property then they didn't saw a benefit of having their environments in good condition. I mean.. you have just recently weeks ago in moscow subway a major accident where 50 or so people died... and the cause was poor maintenance of their SUbway facilities.. a wire not properly fixed.
you today news like this.. in nov 17 2014..
600 people evacuated in Moscow after gas blasts, fires
Around 600 people have been evacuated from burning apartment buildings in the center of Moscow following a series of gas explosions, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has said. The fires began due to jumps in the gas pressure, according to ministry spokesman Mikhail Gefenider. The blazes were reported in several buildings at 6:57 p.m. in the Presnenskiy region of Moscow, located in the western part of the city center. “According to updated information the fire took place in the 13 buildings, affecting 18 separate apartments,” Gefenider said. “The total area of the fire was 190 square meters. Firefighters rescued 12 people and seven people requested psychological assistance.”
So in Russia people dies a LOT for negligence and lack of maintenance of their infrastructure.. All this fires in buildings or train accidents where hundreds end killed or wounded.. Helicopters that crash almost every week in Russia.. All have their roots of the Russian culture of not property caring for the maintenance and good quality of things. I was in shock for example to see moscow university.. the conditions of many of its laboratory facilities was
like from third world countries in Africa. They could have good schools in terms of teachers and level of education..
But on facilities ,infrastructure and maintenance of things Russia rates like third world nations and thats quite sad.. whats wrong with Russia government that do not even have in good conditions what is supposed to be their best education building.. This is the reason nobody wants to join Russia.. and prefer to join Europe. Because they compare how modern and developed european nations look.. how good shape are their cities , specially their capitals specially the german and french speaking nations and is like planets of difference. I still believe is the Russia culture the problem... and their lack of experience in capitalism.. which is competition non stop between private business to get the attention of people and sale their products. The first Rule in any private Business is Presentation.. Things that do not look good.. do not sell. the second rule is advertisement , things not well promoted and presented never sell. Is a real problem that will keep Russia always 2 step behind others.. for gaining enough influence world wide to become a world leader . They have been lucky to have energy in abundance in the right place... but if Russia had to compete in modern technology for the comfort of civilians or tourism they will go bankrupt. Their quality in general terms will never be on par with the west. Not even Russians buys Russian cars.. they buy europeans ones or americans or koreans or japanese. .anything but Russian cars. To become a super power a country have to be Super Influential . And Russia is not in any way influential to any nation..since even friendly nations to Russia do not want to be united to Russian economy block.. The only way Russia influence the west is with their military power ie Nukes and cheap Gas but thats it. Russia lose a lot of business opportunities (lots of them) every year again and again for the same reasons.. for being seen as inferior quality over the west. How could it be.. that leftist nations like Bolivia ,argentina and brazil prefer to buy European planes over Russian ones? They all see with very positive eyes Russia ., but at the moment of truth that they need to spend in military hardware , they buy from europe or america. Sad but true..