The biggest country in the world covering two continents and would be three if they had never sold Alaska. Russia is a fascinating country.
Suffering from an image problem in the west through biased reporting, the soviet period of 76 years and so on. There is no doubt that Russia has at period suffered whether by its own hands or outside.
Two such phrases I have heard “Russia goes to Hell or Hell comes to Russia!” and of the Soviet period “In Soviet Russia hell comes to you!” but Russia has a much longer history than that.
Its contributions to the arts through literature, film and dance, to science and the religious sphere since Equal to the Apostles, Vladimir the Great baptized Kiev Rus in 988AD until the present day is immense by anyone’s standards and in the west often unappreciated.