People of the former USSR have a different perspective that had been dramatically changed with the onslaught of western influence since the Перестройка.
Americans, with their willful ignorance, believe Russia is the largest Гулаг and everyone drinks Водка, wearing Ушанки to keep warm in nuclear-like winter months.
Americans have been indoctrinated to believe there is no better county on the planet than the 'The land of the free and the home of the brave" shit hole the USA is becoming.
A large number of Americans are so full of shit, partly because many have shit-for-brains from the shit-news they watch, that now they want to be like Russia where haves exploits have-nots, where kleptocracy rules.
Russians, with exception of a few perpetual rebels, know how to make the best of living under an oppressive regime.
I keep in contact with people there, and most are doing ok despite tribulations western media wants you to believe!
Americans are not losing their minds.
Americans have fucking lost their collective minds.