USSR is no longer among us. I presume, i am sure you are talking about particular state, but bear in mind that technically 12 out of 15 soviet republics (SSRs) are successors of the soviet union / RF is among them. The rest are the baltic republics, which are successors of respective pre-soviet occupation republics.When Soviet Union tried to mach USA at spending country collapsed and they lost good chunk of territory. Of course they think that if they act same second time results miraculously going to be different. What is definition of madness?