Tendentious and verbose.
I will merely observe, once again: the Soviet Union did not "collapse". It merely morphed. The Cold War is not over. The Russians are not our friends.
These people invented the Potemkin Village.
The old frontiers of Islam's invasions are a weeping wound unlikely to heal until cauterized with decisive war, at least every other generation. The poverty inflicted by commie-fascist or theo-fascist regimes will continue because the concentration of wealth and power are irresistable to regional war lords with wealth and power. Such "leadership" has remain unchanged since at least the last Ice Age.
The Soviet Union was created on the graves of tribes unwilling or unable to make peace on the steppes or taiga. State murder of tens of millions took it toll on their humanity. "Soviets" bled under state terror for two generations and survivors still remember.