Sadly, was it Lenin or Stalin, who killed millions and stopped farmers, by taking tractors/equipment hostage and starving them to death! I would avoid Russia at all costs, if I were them.
Uggh, the Soviet Union died in 1992. Russia is not the Soviet Union.
Putin may be somewhat autocratic, but there’s simply no comparison with the Soviet Union.
Now, there is another historical precedent that preceded the Soviet Union, and that is the case of the Volga Germans, who were invited by Catherine the Great, to help modernize Russian agriculture. Initially they were promised autonomy. But eventually the Russians demanded they be “Russianized”. As a result, many of the Volga Germans fled to the US, many settling in the Dakotas.