They were knocked off their feet for a while there, weren't they? Like, after the Berlin Wall came down, didn't Russia's economy crumble?
Socks, mmm nice would love to try a pair of Russian-made socks. What about construction? Moscow and Yekaterinburg have booming construction with lots of new apartment and office buildings popping up every year. Also wikipedia article about Yekaterinburg says industries like heavy machinery, metal processing, metallurgy and military equipment making are very active in the region and the economy is booming and the population is growing leading to new home construction.from tanks and aircrafts to socks and pens is build on foreign supply and technologies.
Russian economy is weaker than it seems, almost all its production from tanks and aircrafts to socks and pens is build on foreign supply and technologies. Its budget is generally consists of oil and gas trading with europe. Majority of russian govern members have their relatives living in usa and other western states. So it's absolutely not in its government interests to begin a real war. All this military show is arranged for russian population to distract it from inner problems and concentrate on the enemy form abroad.