Russian bureaucracy, corruption and servility will last

Nikolai Gogol : writer
Russian political culture and habits as bureaucracy, corruption and servility have remained unchanged for more than 150 years passed and could stay the same.
There is no direct prediction in the novel, but the novel itself is considered to be of great prophetic value in terms of describing and explaining Russia, its political system and national character and has been relevant for more than 100 years.

Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ, and Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ. 2000. Vechera na khutore bliz Dikanʹki ; Mirgorod ; Povesti ; Revizor ; Zhenitʹba. Moskva: Slovo.