There is a historical joke that the soldiers taking part in the 1825 Decembrist revolt on St. Petersburg Square shouted "Long live the Constitution!" while quietly wondering among themselves "What is Constitution? Is it the wife of His Highness the Grand Duke Constantine?" As with all political jokes, the meaning becomes clearer the longer you think about it... Download the full article here.
This in-depth feature exploring the cultural and political roots of Russian nationalism appeared in Unforgiving Servant Magazine #3 on 4 April 2014.