FIRST SLAVIC PROCLAMATION
(SLAVIC UNION / SLAVONIC UNION/ was registered in Helsinki, at December 17, 2004 as the association
(≪Slavic Union ry.≫), and this is our first proclamation.)
The vision was to become a more global Slavonic language organization in the future, something like the already existing large cultural language organizations, such as:
CPLP - Community of Portuguese Language Countries, (Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa).
OIF - An organization of politics and governments of French-speakers, (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie).
OEI - Organization of Ibero-American States. (Ibero-American summit).
HISPANIDAD – Hispanicity is the community formed by the people and countries that share a common Hispanic heritage and cultural pattern.
LATIN UNION - an international organization of nations that use Romance
IFUSCO - International Finno-Ugric Students’ Conference
D - A – CH – list of territorial entities where German is an official language
English – speaking world. Anglosphere. Commonwealth.
And so on …
It is interesting that many countries and also some Slavic speaking countries are
the members, associate members, observers or they take part as ”special guests” of the Francophonic OIF. The same way many Francophonic or any kind of countries could have the same right as members, associate members, observers, or they could be ≪special guests≫ in our SLAVIC UNION, why not?
Franchophonic countries use the term ≪FRANKOPHONIA≫, the English speaking world uses the term ”ANGLOSPHERE”, and at the same time the Slavic speaking countries don't have some kind of term ≪SLAVONICPHONIA≫ ≪SLAVICPHONIA≫ or ≪SLAVONICSPHERE≫≪SLAVICSPHERE≫. . It means that we could create this kind of a term in the future.
Our SLAVIC UNION or /SLAVONIC UNION/ should bring to mind those already existing language organizations, not any national, political or radical movement.
We call our initiative SLAVIC CULTURAL INITIATIVE which could be created as
a cultural bridge, to promote awareness of Slavonic languages, culture, history and traditions. At the same time it is a way for Slavic people of all origins to come to know ourselves and each other better.
Because of the fact that Slavic speaking people and Slavic descendants live
around the world and many of them don’t have a common knowledge
about other Slavic languages, we decide that the main language of
communication in the SLAVIC UNION should be English language, as the
most spoken language in the world today.
The idea of one unique and overall Slavic language, ≪Lingua Slavonica≫, ≪Lingua Slavica≫, or ≪Interslavica≫, ≪Interslavonica≫, has existed for a long time, and it is still actual.
Let's see what will happen with the idea.
In the future, our SLAVIC UNION hopes to organize cultural activities of all kinds, including sporting events featuring even Slavic national teams.
No one can deny that we play great football, hockey, basketball, handball, and other sports.
Ultimately, this could lead to organizing our own SLAVIC SPORT
GAMES, or we could call them just ≪SLAVONIADA≫. Something like already existing Francophonic ≪CONFEJES≫.
We propose a world-wide MISS SLAVIA competition or ≪MISS SLAVIALAND COMPETITION≫.
No one can deny Slavic women are among the most beautiful ones.
We will organize a ≪SONG OF SLAVIA≫ competition, or ≪SLAVIALAND VISION
SONG CONTEST≫, like we have today with the Eurovision Song Contest. Many
other interesting events are possible as well. Our happenings would be parallel
with the already existing happenings.
We could have an international Slavic language television network. Like the Francophone TV5 Monde, for example.
There is possibility of creating a business forums, such as the Francophone
Business Forum - FORUM FRANCOPHONE DES AFFAIRES.
We will also propose educational programs in primary schools for teaching Slavic languages and culture, as a new scholar subject - ≪Overall Slavonic Culture≫, providing different teaching materials and organizing fun learning activities such as games and quizzes about Slavonic literature, geography, history and society. No one can deny that our cultural heritage is great.
In every cultural movement there can be a little bit of positive euphoria, why
not? Because of that all this area where the Slavonic languages are distributed can have a just one unique name. We find that the word SLAVIA could be the most adequate. (Slavia is a very old word or name, but even till today nobody can say what the word Slavia exactly means – there is no explanation, but this
word&name has a long tradition in the Slavic speaking areas.)
So, SLAVIA it is, but because our main language is English we try to translate the
word SLAVIA into English, and SLAVIA becomes SLAVIALAND or maybe SLAVIA- LAND in the spirit of the English speaking world in which we live today. (From this we make a slogan ≪Slavialand – There is a land in the heart of the Planet≫ or ≫Slavialand – the Land of Love, Peace & Freedom”, because our official motto is – Love, Peace & Freedom).
Slavialand should become our common name for the distribution of the Slavic
languages around the world and bring us together, respecting the democratic
value of today, respecting each other and respecting all other language groups
around the world, big and small. There are great possibilities. Let's make them
If we talk about all European territory then the Slavonic languages are largely distributed at least in 20 European countries.
So, the 13 Slavic states: Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine plus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova.
The Slavonic speakers are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe today.
Around Europe and inside the thirteen Slavic States there are also a lot of different ethnic Slavic groups and nationalities, such as Rusyns, Lemko, Boyko, Hucul, Kashubians, Pomaks, Burgenland Croats, Molise Croats etc.
Lusatian Sorbs live on the territory of today's Germany, they do not have their own state and they are one of the smallest Slavic nation in Europe. The flag and the national coat of arms of Lusatian Sorbs are located on the official flag and coat of arms of our SLAVIC UNION.
Aside from the official Slavic languages, there are many regional Slavic dialects
spoken throughout Europe, which are less well-known and less studied.
(On this map we try to show that large distribution of the Slavic languages in Europe. The map has “47 points”. The map is not complete, there can be more precise details).
If we talk about the distribution of the Slavic languages around the world, then
we can say that the Slavic languages are distributed in different ways in 27
countries at least. So, the 20 states in Europe then countries around the world
like Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia
In this group we could in some way include even Afghanistan or Syria, and also
the countries in the New World with a large number of Slavic descendants like
USA, Canada, Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand. But for the beginning, we have at least 27 countries.
(On this map we try to show that large distribution of the Slavic languages in 27 world countries.)
Total area of the 27 countries: (24 677 966 km² /variable)
Population of the 27 countries: (384 560 463 people /variable)
There are different Slavic speakers and Slavic descendants around the world and we could call that WORLD SLAVIC DIASPORA.
The positive euphoria and good wishes is one thing and reality another. Because
of that we believe that our SLAVIC UNION can be successful only if is supported
by the governments of the Slavonic speaking countries, in the same way as the
already existing large cultural language organizations like CPLP, OIF, OEI, LATIN UNION, IFUSCO etc.
(This map shows just the presidents of the thirteen Slavic states in Europe)
For an example: Financing of OEI - Organization of Ibero-American States, Organizacion de Estados Iberoamericanos. (Ibero-American summit). Operations and programs is derived from obligatory quotas and voluntary contributions from the governments of member nations and private cultural and educational institutions and foundations. The honorary president of the organization is the King Felipe VI of Spain.)
That also means that the initiative for the ≫real and implementable SLAVIC
CULTURAL INITIATIVE” should come from some of the governments of the
countries where the Slavonic languages are distributed or some of the presidents of those 27 countries personally .
We believe that a meeting of the 27 presidents of those countries is possible in
the future. They should meet and really establish some kind of joint “Slavic World Language Union” leading our idea.
In our opinion that meeting should not have any special preparations. Some of the presidents can just call others for the meeting. Approximately 13 or 27 or no matter how much will come, the thing is that at least one of them should start this program.
Now, let’s give just some facts about the presidents of those 27 countries.
27 countries and presidents in alphabetical order:
ARMENIA Հայաստան – Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun Армения - Serzh Sargsyan Սերժ Սարգսյան Серж Азатович Саргсян
AZERBAIJAN Azərbaycan Азербайджан - Ilham Aliyev Ильхам Алиев
BELARUS Беларусь - Alexandr Lukashenko Аляксандр Рыгоравіч Лукашэнка Александр Григорьевич Лукашенко
BOSNA and HERZEGOVINA Bosna i Hercegovina Босна и Херцеговинa -
Mladen Ivanić Младен Иванић
BULGARIA България Balgariya – Rumen Radev Румен Радев
CROATIA Hrvatska – Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
CZECH REPUBLIC Czechia Česká Republika Česko - Miloš Zeman
ESTONIA Eesti Эстония - Kersti Kaljulaid Керсти Кальюлайд
GEORGIA საქართველო Sak’art’velo Грузия - Giorgi Margvelašvili გიორგი მარგველაშვილი Гео́ргий Теймура́зович Маргвелашви́ли
ISRAEL מדינת ישראל – ישראל → Yisra'el – Medinat Yisra'el Израиль - Reuven Rivlin רְאוּבֵן "רוּבִי" רִיבְלִין Реувен Ривлин
KAZAKHSTAN Қазақстан Казахстан - Nursultan Ábishuly Nazarbayev Назарбаев Нурсултан Абишевич
KYRGYZSTAN Кыргызстан Киргизия - Sooronbay Sharipovich Jeenbekov Жээнбеков Сооронбай Шарипович
LATVIA Latvija Латвия - Raimonds Vējonis Ра́ймондс Ве́йонис
LITHUANIA Lietuva Литва - Dalia Grybauskaitė Даля́ Грибауска́йте
MACEDONIA Македонија – Gjorge Ivanov Ѓорге Иванов
MOLDOVA Молдова - Igor Dodon Игорь Николаевич Додон
MONGOLIA Монгол улс Монголия - Battulga Khaltmaa Халтмаагийн Баттулга
MONTENEGRO Црна Гора Crna Gora - Milo Đukanović Мило Ђукановић
POLAND Polska - Andrzej Duda
RUSSIA Россия - Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Владимир Владимирович Путин
SERBIA Србија Srbija - Aleksandar Vučić Александар Вучић
SLOVAKIA Slovensko - Andrej Kiska
SLOVENIJA Slovenia - Borut Pahor
TAJIKISTAN Точикистон Таджикистан
- Emomalii Rahmon
Эмомалӣ Раҳмон Emomali Rahmon Эмомали Шарипович Рахмонов امام علی رحمان
TURKMENISTAM Türkmenistan Туркмения - Gurbanguly Mälikhuliýewiç Berdimuhammedow Гурбангулы Мяликкулиевич Бердымухаммедов Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow
UKRAINE Украϊна Украина - Petro Porošenko Петро́ Олексі́йович Пороше́нко Пётр Алексеевич Порошенко
UZBEKISTAN O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Узбекистан - Mirziyoyev Shavkat Miromonovich Шавкат Миромонович Мирзиёев
The governments and the presidents are, of course, being changed with time,
but the idea of the SLAVIC UNION should always be actual and help with a better
understanding in any kind of situation in those countries in the future.
This also means that any kind of conflicts between those countries now or hereafter should not destroy this idea. For this idea is always good and at just the right time.
Our vision of the idea has now been given, and we are now hoping to make it real with time.