Yep, all failed states! Meanwhile China is the largest economy (PPP) in the world.1989 -> USSR -> Gorbechev gave in -> Russia, Belarus, Ukraine now... not to mention all the -stans
1989 -> PRC -> DengXiaoPing -> TAM -> China now...
I truly believe that those who died in TAM believed in what they were fighting for and died for their ideals but ideals and good intentions only get you so far... TAM should be remembered as a tragedy in its purest sense, that those who fought and died, died for the wrong cause, at the time at least. The fact of the matter is, a democratic Russia won no favours from the west, but was rather quickly taken apart and eaten.
There is no shortage of similar examples, Arab springs, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya
Also, whats each and everyone of these countries got/had in common?
All had the hands of foreign power stirring up uprising left, right and centre (regime change)