I’m thinking of the expression “to laugh till you cry.” That is how all of Russia is laughing now: it is laughing till it cries. This is precisely that throaty laugh that bursts out against one’s will. See more
It is impossible to cut off this laugh: hysteria follows closely after it. It is a grand sight: all unhappy Russia rocks on the ground, writhing in a fit of laughter mixed with weeping and wailing: “Oy, I can’t anymore, stop it. O-oy, spare me, I’m dying.”
Mumble away! Agree all the words! Dot the 'i's and cross the 't's. If you need a dictatorship to save Russia - deliver one. And if Kerensky orders to hang me first for the sake of order, I will say hang me! If that is what is needed.