Tolik, Yes it did destroy them but maybe they believe they have learned from it. They loved it too because they were a supper power in the eyes of the world and they are not now. I think they(Putin) want to be a supper power again. They will not go crazy like they did the first time, they have learned to not overspend. That is what I am thinking. This doesn’t mean that Putin wants Communism to come back, no I think he likes what has happen in China and would copy that.
74, History tells me that when it gets to that point the Russians back down.