oh, so you are telling me that russia, with their 400euro average income is better what is seems? With corruption, propaganda, half dictatorship, currency and economic fucked, high numbers in hiv, poverty and ridiculous level of inequality, believe me its not really any good. and add to that russia still playing catch up games to most of the eu countries.
Yeah sure, Moscow and stpetersburg look like any big nice city in Eu, but outside that it gets pretty shit pretty fast
And if you are telling me we have nothing to do with russia then you are seriously wrong, why do you think we still have our obligatory army, why havent we joined nato, who do you think is the reason behind it? Russia is all time pressuring finland, recently there was a scandal where "russians" are trying to buy important land areas close to military important areas