Regardless of how events on the battlefield ultimately unfold, one reality seems unavoidable: Russian business—in this instance, the Moscow Stock Exchange—is showing precious little confidence in Putin’s strategy. Ever since the beginning of the war the index has trended lower and lower; if investors believed the war would end well for Russia and Russian business the index would be moving higher on a sustainable basis.
Even if Russian forces ultimately prevail in Ukraine (a likely outcome in a war of attrition, simply because Russia can throw more men and material into the meatgrinder of battle), the costs and consequences of that war could easily turn the military victory into a Pyrrhic one, leaving Russia’s economy devastated and collapsing.
Isn't that what they did against La Grande Armee and the Nazis? That is. throw men at the problem?
I could be wrong, but my impression from reading Russian history and literature, is producing great strategic Generals isn't a strong suit.