How about transforming into something livable.
It is now MUCH more safe and livable than under Yeltsin, and far more comfortable compared to even the best of Brezhnev times. ;) And progresses in a right direction (my friend and colleague from sweden who live near me confirms this as well - he told that it become more and more like old Sweden, without all this sodomitic madness and multi-culti).
Putin is very liberal dictator, and slowly but surely lead Russia to become quite a nice place to live. I know that it cause a severe butthurt for many people abroad, but this is not a problem of Russians. They elect president of Russia comfortable for Russians, comfort of asses of citizens of another countries is out of question.
While choosing between two variants - purchasing an apartments in Catalonia, or apartments in suburbs of Moscow and later some small cabin on southern Tenerife for vacations, I choosed variant with two bedroom apartments near Moscow (around 3 km from nearest metro station). Plenty of work, compared to Spain, with comparable average living level (lower income but lower prices on most things needed in everyday life, not about restaurants though, and the only real problem is a nasty weather during winter).
So, been there, seen that.