About Johannes Willms
Johannes Willms is Paris correspondent of the German newspaper, SÌ_ddeutsche Zeitung.
Articles by Johannes Willms
In December 1825, a conspiracy of guard officers in St Petersburg attempted a coup whose treasonous aim, inspired by the officers sojourn in Paris in 1814-15, was to implement a liberal constitution in autocratic Russia. The coup failed and its ringleaders were hanged, while the simple soldiers who had dared celebrate the Konstituante were deported to Siberia. They had thought that Konstituante was the first name of their commanders wife, but the misunderstanding did nothing to change their fate.