I wouldn't even reply to that guy anymore - let him short it - he might make a point or two in the short term - I am in this for the long term - anyone who believes that a country with the natural resources that Russia has - is worthless is a nitwit - not worth our time.
natural resources is important and makes its country rich! there are alot of techies that come from russia. it's just the government thats controling. look at china! same thing but the west bring production there for cheap labor.
Dont be silly and dont judge the country by its two model cities. Moscow's subway was built by Stalin to IMPRESS FOREIGNERS who visite the communist country.
Its not about flowers or subway, its about economy and here is the problem, Russia has NO production! Even 70% of food in russia is imported.
Russian economy is very valnurable since the country is unable to offer anything to the world other than natural resources.
Have you ever been to Russia ?? - Subway system in Moscow is beautiful - marble floors - murals on the walls - on the streets of Moscow and St Pete - fresh flowers everywhere - it was an amazing trip - I went to Moscow and St Petersburg and was very impressed - this year they are going to have all of the signs in English and Russian - the McDonalds there was packed. I don't know about the next few days but in the long run - this stock is going to be a major winner.