The Russians will always respect Stalin for the creation and adoption of nuclear weapons for USSR. :)
Exactly. At least this fact give him the rightful place in Russian history.
Most of Russia’s territories is not suitable for life. Absolutely. Developing a comprehensive infrastructure for quality of living similar it in Europe or even in the "second world" is incredible money. And the money is not repaid - because climate is working against the people. Russia is "gold mine" and "black hole" at the same time. Russia has everything - from the forest to the diamonds, but the most valuable deposits are located in places, in which production is very difficult and uneconomical.
Partly you are right, but your conclusions are imperfect. Certainly, and it is clear for everybody that Russia has quite harsh and inconvenient climate conditions on its most territory. But it will not prevent us from bending you in our will. Why? It is interesting how little information about Russia you have, you are living in the world of vulgar and vague anecdotes about Russia and its people:
1. "Russia produces only oil and gas". True, gas and oil are important components of Russian economy, but at present we are selling more grain than Canada and USA. Give us few years and we shall pull tight our livestock, for ample stock of grains inevitably results in livestock and milk industry. Believe me and remember my words, you agriculture with all its subsidy eventually will give up under pressure of russian foodstuffs. In the future you will eat only Russian and it is obvious fact if you give yourself pains to think about it.
2. We have highly educated people.
3. We have huge resources
4. "Declining population in Russia". Nonsense! This trend was overcame and now we have completely different situation. I can see it myself on everyday basis. Even more, here in Russia the most pressing problem is available places in kindergartens. It is huge shortage of kindergartens in all cities. It is one of the most important national problems.
5. "Enormous muslim population". Russians are very easy for interbreeding. I see it perfectly. There are many couples with international content. Ten or fifteen years and Russian people will have extremely homogeneous content. We do not such burning national or race problems as in Europe or Americas.
6. We have enough money and means to make our industry and science modern
Certainly, we have many problems. But our people is hardy and united, we can solve them. For sure, it is not for Poland to dance on our bones. Be careful, we shall care about you as soon as we shall finish with consolidation of our neighbour territory.