I don't see knowing Russian language helped me be better or worse programmer.
I didn't want to point out that you were reading books in Russian and that helped you learning stuff.
At the office we have discussed, that the Russian language itself has a special way to wire up people's logic when they are kids, and that enhance them to be better at learning, or to be tolerant to struggle.
These are observations through the years, in different companies working with people all around the world. We agree that the nature of certain languages are just simpler to learn than others, and that perhaps makes one lazier. You been a programmer that speaks Russian as your mother language (I assume), perhaps you have experienced the same observations.
Anyways, I am happy to read your background story. Thanks