In the 80's we forced the Soviet Union to blow obscene wads of cash on defense. Eventually, it starved their government. They couldn't afford their social programs, even basic necessities. Bled dry, their bloated centralized government collapsed. Government functions were privatized, sold for a song to the rich. 2 Loaves of Bread of Best Offer. And today the unregulated free market runs Russia! Now I get it! Domestic Economic Agenda.