Despite securing victory in two world wars and boasting vast natural resources, Russia remains marred by poverty and a low GDP. In contrast, Germany has rebounded from its wartime defeats and become an economic powerhouse with far fewer resources. Explore the paradox of Russia's military achievements versus its economic struggles, and how inefficient resource management, corruption, and an aggressive focus on militarism have hindered the nation's ability to prosper and thrive.

This article delves into the reasons behind Russia's perceived weakness compared to the West, its complex relationship with NATO, and the impact of its unresolved past from the Stalin era. Russia's aggression, fueled by fear and envy, is examined as a coping mechanism to deal with these challenges

Reasons behind Russia's stagnation since the fall of the Soviet Union, exploring political, economic, social, cultural, and international factors that have impeded its progress and development in comparison to the West.

According to Russian Federation officials, the actions of the United States and NATO are dangerous because they could lead to an unpredictable escalation of the conflict. We can therefore make the same assessment of American interference in the conflict between two dictatorships, namely Nazi Germany and the Communist Soviet Union. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, "the actions of the United States and its allies are drawing NATO countries into the conflict in the NGO zone and may lead to an unpredictable level of its escalation," the TASS news agency reports.