First time I read this response.
Your comments on “taking down” Russia demonstrate an ignorance of history.
Russia has one attribute that has defeated enemies continually. Enemies like Hannibal, Napoleon and Hitler that were decimated in the process and still Russia is around.
Russia’s strongest attribute is to lure an enemy in and then outlast the enemy with “DEPRIVATION”.
Russia will just outlast you with weather, scorched earth, sheer will to survive or 12 time zone size, regardless of its political personality, government style or perceived weaknesses.
You grossly underestimate Mother Russia’s history, the people and what they are capable of.