Somebody came to the blog with the following query:
why rich russians dont try to escape such oppressive country
The answer is that it’s not oppressive to the rich. It’s oppressive to everybody else because the rich oppress them. Who do you think is oppressing people? The poor?
The not-very-rich are not trying to “escape” (whatever that means in this context) because emigration is difficult, and for Russian-speakers it’s harder than for many other people.