Look at Russia! Incredibly rich in natural resources, yet soo soo poor.
Actually,average PPP in Russia looks quite prestine.According to World Bank estimates for
year 2011 it is basically the same as in Poland.
The problem of Russia is huge inequality in incomes between rich and poor and capital flight.So basically we could tell Russia is less
socialist country then Western countries and even Poland.Wild capitalism destroys Russia.Also there is huge inequality in incomes between people of different nationalities.
The pick of the bunch, in my opinion is the Czech Republic. I also noticed the people there are quite friendly and westernized for Slavic standards!
When I was back in Praga airport somebody stole my Ukrainian passport.After lot of nervous I found my passport in local administration.They throw my passport to me like a piece of dung!Some private Czech organization issued a rolic about treatment of Ukrainian housewifves workers by Czechs.
But personally my relation to Czechs is quite good.I believe that Czechia is interesting country.