I don't think he means the political figure of Soviet, rather, teh collapse of the system was too immature. I think many people are getting worked up over his speech. In reality, Soviet lost lot of footings when democracy went into place; places that have no educational, social, and political foundation; places have no economic system nor solid plans that supported the reform.
Think about this, China is experiencing lot of problems although it took economic route instead of political one. What do you think Russia would fare taking the opposite direction without any financial backings? People are still hungry eventhogh they have democracy. Marslow model spells out clearly; in order to achieve self-actualization, one must have food to eat and place to sleep, especially a near 360 degrees turn around.