Will Russia Collapse If It Loses the War in Ukraine?

Russia’s War in Ukraine changed the world, but in the way on how we see Russia. Before the war broke, it was a symbol of power, with its president Putin viewed as an absolute strongman. People in the internet seems to idolize this tough guy from the eastern Europe, and Putin managed to put on an overbearing image through various flexes. Sometimes, his topless photos on horseback did the trick. But that was before he invaded Ukraine. Putin wanted to reaffirm Russia as a world power, but the war did the opposite.