Right now I feel like Russia is kind of stagnating or even going backwards. It seems like cracking down on LGBT people and being violent towards them is just a ruse because they aren't doing much else. China on the other hand, is exploding and becoming wealthier all the time. The amount of products manufactured there is astounding.
China is quickly catching up to the United States as a world leader. They are creating one of the hardest working and smartest populations in the world. They already own quite a bit of the technological world and are heavily invested into America. They actually OWN quite a bit of American debt. Moreso than Russia, who is a distant third.