Today is “Russia Day”. Its a new holiday that was born in the 90’s in the aftermath of the Soviet collapse.
I’ve said it before, and I hope to say it less going forward, but Russia is a strange place. Some historians think that Moscow is the inheritor of the Eastern Roman tradition. If that is true, then the main legacy Russia inherited was Byzantine politics. Which brings me to the topic of Navalny and Russia’s Liberal Nationalists.