Russians, sorry Kaspersky, are good at finding and declaring "Western" state sponsored hacking tools (but are derided in the west)
The NSA, sorry Symantec et al, are good at finding "Eastern" state sponsored hacking tools (and are declared to be bastions of freedom)
Both are good at what they do but is one better or more trustworthy than the other?
I suggest the entire exercise is just playing politics with political masters in order to control the populations for the benefit of the elite (much like the basic aims of any other self-styled religious leaders).
If both sides believed in "freedom", perhaps a more open and formulated approach to producing decent, secure networks and software without holes (deliberate or otherwise) would be a better use of everybody's time?