It is certainly beaten down. I cannot think of any market in the world that is more hated than the Russian stock market. I have learned over the years that if you buy something that is really hated, especially if it is fundamentally sound, you are going to do OK. It may take a some time but you will probably going to do OK.
Russia has huge resources. It is not a debtor nation, it is still a big creditor nation, the currency is convertible. They have problems but they have been doing the right things. I wish their central banker was our central banker. (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM), Market Vector Russia ETF Trust (RSX))
Jim Rogers is a legendary investor that co-founded the Quantum Fund and retired at age thirty-seven. He is the author of several investing books and also a renowned financial commentator worldwide famous for his contrarian views on financial markets.