I am more curious to see what will happen in Russia after the Russian boomers are played out as a force. Will this post-sovietist bullshit stick? Will it be reformed into something better? Will Russia become more liberal, or less so? I must say, after observing Russia from afar, I think I buy into the idea that class determines politics a bit more. Wealthier middle class Russian professionals seem to support liberalism even when liberalism has utterly destroyed their country and is trying to do it again as we speak.
I don't really think that the current status quo will hold for long, though. After Putin's gone, this "illiberal democracy thing" must give way to something else, either liberalism or authoritarianism. If it gives way to liberalism, we just might end up living in a doomed timeline.