The Russian Stock Market has been forced closed over 25 times by the Russian Government and capital is fleeing the economy. A high school economics student would have better proven ideas on how to run a country. Government supporters don't care about that as it is more about Nationalism than Standard of Living. But the government supporters are not those people with money and the knowledge how to make it in a competitive environment.
Without competition peoples knowledge is not tested and innovative ideas are not identified and business does not grow. The masses would choose socialism if it were not for good leadership in putting money in their hands. A true empirialist would invade other countries to distract the population rather than put money and bread in hands.
So the conclusion is that the Russian Leadership is making it up as they go but with the most extreme changes in policy that further makes them appear unstable.