Of course Russia is a
great power. Slovenia is a country with little “consequences«, but
I dare to believe that even if small, the consequences are positive.
Prosperity is important, to provide good education for the children, health
care and aid for those members of society that cannot provide for themself.

You are wrong, there is a higher aspiration, but it’s not to be a great
power, but a decent life for every citizen (even if they are old, disabled, of
foreign origin, single mother etc..).

To sum up, you can be great and powerful as you want, I still prefer it
our way. It’s not about consequences it’s about if these consequences are
positive or negative for the natives and ALL other people around.