Russia Has Become Dangerous Again - David Frum - The Atlantic
Now, I don't know that much about the country, I admit, so take this with a grain of salt. But what's their deal? Why all the machismo? Because you lost the cold war? Come on. You are thinking like it's 1968. Wake up and smell 2014.
Why not come up with new ideas for your own country, new products, new innovations, new solutions to problems, new ways of doing things, new incentives, new companies, new concepts, new approaches, etc.?
Why waste human lives in some deranged need for respect? I'll respect you if you can use your new found energy wealth to help find solutions to pollution, poverty, nuclear proliferation, and disease, especially in your own country.
You've got the money and the science. Quit starting wars and killing innocent people, and start contributing more to your own people and the world.