Yes, we can learn a lot from the Russians.
Bush and Cheney will be seen as the Yeltsins who sold America's strategic assets to a cabal of neocon gangsters (oligarchs) for a few shekels, who went on to become billionaires; creating the largest drop in the standard of living since that last Milton Friedman neoliberal laboratory, Argentina.
Perhaps we should start a Russian/American website devoted to Russians sharing their experiences with Americans:
-waiting in line for 8 hours for a loaf of bread
-fighting each other over scraps of meat in the dumpsters outside a meat-packaging plant
-women selling their bodies to feed their children or hoping for an overseas marriage proposal from a safer country, like Russia.
We could probably include a web page for Chilean and Argentinan experiences as well.