Division of the country. In 1991, the Soviet Union was officially dissolved. There was a Russian and 14 newly formed states. Does this mean that appeared on the site of one of 15 countries? If we trust Western experts, helps us to build a democratic society, to advise our members in writing of the constitution, by transfer our economy on track, liberal, yes. The Soviet Union was a historic mistake, bound for long 70 years of life of the people of 15 different countries. Western experts agree with or not - a purely personal matter. The Patriots are still in opposition to the nationalists consider Ukrainians and Belarusians part of the Russian people and the peoples of Central Asia, a close relative of full citizens of Russia - Tatars and Bashkirs.
Home for different people. Russia is the same as a few centuries ago, multi-ethnic country. Perhaps someone would like to see Russia only Russian or some more, but the fact is that the territory occupied by Russia, historically lived many different peoples - Russian, Tatars, Bashkirs, Chuvash, Chechens. If you list all, the list will be very impressive. And although the share of Russian in Russia is quite high (about 81%), to call our country mononational not obtained. We must consider the interests of all the inhabitants of our common home, both in politics and in everyday life.
A rich country with a wealthy population. The fact that Russia has significant reserves of natural resources is not in doubt. However, if we look at the life of ordinary people anywhere in the province, the question arises, what does all this wealth go? Do not forget that according to the constitution of the Russian Federation in 1993 "Land and other natural resources may be in private, state, municipal and other forms of ownership." That is, since 1993 has been given the green light to the oligarchs who privatized natural resources. On gasoline and a road and plane tickets. Sharing with the people they are not required under the Constitution. Until 1993, the national natural resources in private hands could not be.
Cultural decline. If you look at the history of Russian culture, there is a sense of pride for their country - almost all major genres celebrate our countrymen - Tchaikovsky, Pushkin, Diaghilev, Aivazovsky, Stanislavsky. About the success of today's culture is hard to say. Popular culture has penetrated by means of television and the Internet in the vast majority of Russian families. Now our culture - is shoddy copies of western TV series, comedy performances, vulgar music videos. Part of the literature is relatively high, however regular women's novels in paperback do not belong here.
End of technological backwardness? Some Russians often like to criticize the country for what we do not produce anything - all imported machinery, clothing, too. But not only in jeans and a telephone is to evaluate the capacity of the country. Russia has its own distinct planes (Superjet), helicopters (Mi), laptops (Roverbook), SUVs ("Tiger"), even smartphones (Yotaphone, for example). One need only look at the exhibition of innovative new products, and can greatly change the image of modern Russia. What to say about weapons, which has always been one of the best in the world.