I don't know! It's possible that 1) designing a cybernetic hobble for Russia's economy with early 50s tech just isn't feasible, or 2) that it looks far, far too expensive and difficult vs. splitting off every bit of Russia they can plausibly get away with. But it's also possible that this is a pet project of the Hohenzollern-Institut and Russia is where they see an opportunity to give it a try - limited in scope, just looking for rearmament indicators and monitoring finances and output numbers (to avoid any nasty surprises like a billion-dollar budget hole hiding a nuclear weapons program) - with the ultimate hope being a fully cyberneticized Central Europe, a grand plan that never, quite, comes to fruition - always waiting five years, ten years, for the promise of the technology to finally come true.On a possibly unrelated note, Germany might be unwilling to try this out of fear that the Russians might master what is considered cutting-edge management techniques and profit from them. The way German investments in Russia made in order to extract reparations after the previous war had the unintended effect of better preparing Russia for the next one.
The key that I thought was obvious but in retrospect I didn't make nearly clear enough is that it might look appealing because they'll know it has tremendous potential to break shit - but with this as a test, the breakage is happening is someone else's state, not your own, and really, who cares (besides a couple hundred million Russians) if this Russia's economy is permanently jammed in the gear of producing Big Dumb Stuff in mass quantities (like the historical Soviet economy) while Germany dominates the world market for Little Clever Stuff?