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On the subject of things the Russians are unexpectedly bad at :

Cyber attacks. Outside of Ukraine itself (where they seem to have had some success) ... nothing happened.

In Europe and the USA, a lot of effort has been put into cyber defense in the past few years, mostly because of Russian private-enterprise ransomeware etc, but also to harden vital systems against state actors.

So, logically enough, in terms of vital infrastructure, it's probably pretty hard to find targets that are both soft and strategic.
Also, state-sponsored attacks would certainly trigger state-sponsored counter-attacks. And I wouldn't be surprised if western actors turned out to be better at it, in which case the Russian economy could take a severe hit.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu May 12th, 2022 at 08:29:36 AM EST
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