You say you want a revolution?

Russians learnt the hard way to appreciate the wisdom of the words of philosopher Joseph de Maistre, a refugee from the French Revolution who lived in Russia in the early 19th century: “Revolutions happen because of the government’s iniquities; but no government iniquity is as bad for people as revolution itself.” The West seems to have forgotten its own wisdom on revolutions, despite the pain of its original acquisition.

Dmitry Babich is a political analyst for RIA Novosti.  

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