Russia is far from being in last place here. Especially if you understand that the most sophisticated technologies have always been in the service of the military-industrial complex.
Really the second place in the world in this area, not so bad then.
Science is very petty to the same extent as (the devil hides in the little things) and here is the residual soviet gigantism. For example, the stock market is underdeveloped and therefore small investments are hampered and small sellers of electricity are few relatively developed countries.
Officials prevent this by all means.