Mr. Alexander Zinoview, have you looked at the map lately? You've mentioned their aim "was" to reduce Russia down to a position we'll "never" rise to "great superpower." Russia is 77.3% larger than the United States of America in terms of area. If you add non-Russian Europe (Ukraine and Belarus included) & Turkey to all the 50 United States of America they would still be short of Russia by 660,790 square kilometers! Then if that's not enough there's Kazakhstan with 30% Russians, the size of Western Europe. We are "THE" superpower.
American leadership of the Western World crumbled (Just look at Germany, France...). At least we have resources on our side.
D Slavovich Ratz
Sacramento, California, USA