I don't blame anyone for thinking the way they do, we need differing opinions to foster creativity.
I don't see the emerging 2nd world bringing with it socialism, or egalitarianism. Seems to me most are emerging under the thumb, errrr auspices of multinational corporations. Being a member of the 2nd world doesn't make you pure of heart. Makes you hungry for what the fat, lazy, self absorbed 1st world has.
Maybe the trend will end, but traditionally every nation has longed for their place in the sun. Many wars have resulted from that friction as the Oaks can't help how they are made but the Maples still want the sun. (name that tune)
You are correct, capitalism didn't win, the game continues. But Capitalism did win a major battle, even if it drove the winner to a new massive debt. While Joe 6pack celebrated the victory, more sober souls thought another 'victory' like that and we will be undone. Then along came Bush the Younger. We seem blessed with leaders willing to spend any amount and have our children bear any burden.
Anywho, Russia has always been an Oligarchy, no matter the political trappings. I doubt it will be the well spring of any classless, cashless society.
One thing i have noticed most Sci-Fi writers do is hop far enough into the future before showing us a classless, cashless society to allow the explanation to be acceptable because it is way in the future.
I would like a society where life, liberty and the pursuit are not so cash dependent. Where justice doesn't have an ATM machine up her dress, and the color of most of our skins is a warm brown hue but those who are darker or paler are met without a second thought.
But by all means dream your dream and hope for the better mankind to rise to the top. Don't mind the rest of us.