S L A V I C U N I O N
SLAVIC UNION, SLAVIC CULTURAL INITIATIVE, SLAVIALAND, SLAVIC
WORLD DIASPORA, SLAVIC KNIGHT and SLAVIC APOSTLE have been
taken in use by the Founder of the SLAVIC UNION.
CULTURAL INITIATIVE cannot be explained in one word, it has
many different uses, some of which will be defined in the
future. SLAVIC CULTURAL INITIATIVE is a GESTURE OF GOODWILL,
the right way to express the SLAVIC SPIRIT and the best way
to open the WIDE SLAVIC SOUL. The Slavic Cultural Initiative
should not be understood as a revival of “Austro-Slavism” or
SLAVIA or SLAVIALAND are used for the geographic
distribution of the Slavic languages. This new word
SLAVIALAND should be accepted as a synonym for LOVE PEACE
AND FREEDOM by UNITED IN DIVERSITY, which is the motto of
the SLAVIC UNION.
KNIGHT is a title for different kinds of merit in the SLAVIC
CULTURAL INITIATIVE or in the SLAVIC UNION.
APOSTLE is a special title for special merit in the SLAVIC
SLAVIC SOUL – this will be the name of the order for
nobility, for acknowledging the different kinds of merit in
the SLAVIC CULTURAL INITIATIVE or in the SLAVIC UNION.
S T A T U T E
SLAVIC UNION was registered in Helsinki on the 19th
of December 2004, as association Slavic Union ry. The
register number is 190662.
The motto of the SLAVIC UNION is
LOVE PEACE & FREEDOM by UNITED IN DIVERSITY
to the idea of the Founder, the SLAVIC UNION will not remain
a local association, it will become something like a Slavic
European Union in a cultural way. Before or later, most
Slavic countries should become members of the European
Union, or approach that standard, and exactly from that
democratic institution the SLAVIC UNION should provide for
the interests of all people who are near to the Slavic
culture, mentality, identity etc. With time, the SLAVIC
UNION should become a very international, open and large
union and expect to get full recognition from the
international democratic society.
The goal of the SLAVIC UNION is the democratic
consolidation of the peoples, groups and individuals who
have Slavic languages as their mother tongue, as well as
people near to the Slavic culture. One of the main ideas is
to build cultural bridges between Slavic and other European
and world cultures.
Some of the priorities in the activities of the
Slavic Union are: drawing more attention to the Slavic
minorities and those Slavic languages or dialects that are
not so widely distributed, consolidation of the SLAVIC
WORLD DIASPORA, making all the Slavic languages more known
to the Slavs themselves and to other language groups in the
Slavic identity or just SLAVENISM is a
relatively unusual and abstract notion, and it is something
that the SLAVIC UNION should bring to the attention of the
Slavs, the other peoples in Europe and the whole world.
The SLAVIC UNION is free, multicultural,
multiethnic and open for everyone. Exceptions exist only
with persons, groups and organizations near to fascist,
terrorist or any kind of extremist ideas or activities.
Membership in the Slavic Union is free, but
members are encouraged to make monetary donations on the
bank accounts of the SLAVIC UNION for support. It is
possible to become a member by e-mail, by telephone call, by
SMS, or by letter.
SLAVIC CULTURAL FOND is an international fond
where the members of the Slavic Union,
and anyone interested can make donations to support the
cultural movements and other activities of the SLAVIC UNION.
The fond can be used for different uses in the future, such
as charity work and humanitarian aid.
The main language of communication in the SLAVIC
UNION is the English language being the most known language
in international communications,
at least before we learn to communicate between ourselves in
our own Slavic languages.
The Headquarters office of the SLAVIC UNION consists
of the Head Chairman, the Vice Head Chairman, the
Secretary/Treasurer and 2 members. The Head Chairman names
the Vice Chairman and the Secretary of the Slavic Union
Headquarters or presents these posts up for election at a
meeting where the decision is made by majority vote.
Committee meetings can be held when needed. The Founder of
the Slavic Union is also the first Head Chairman of the
Slavic Union. That post will be open for election in the
The SLAVIC UNION hopes to open filial associations
(branch associations) around the world. The filial office
consists of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman, the
Secretary/Treasurer and 2 members. The rules of the filial
associations will be the same as the rules of the
Headquarters. The meetings can be held in the main language
of the country where the filial association exists, but at
the same time it is advisable to use English. It is very
welcome if the minutes can always be written also in
English. It is recommended that the officials in the filial
associations of the SLAVIC UNION have basic knowledge about
the Slavic culture, and that they speak English or the local
The Head Chairman names the chairmen of the filial
associations, who are responsible to the Head Chairman of
the SLAVIC UNION, or the filial members elect the chairmen
by majority vote. The chairman of a filial association names
his office members or they are elected at a meeting by
Union meetings at the Headquarters and at the filial
associations should be held at least one time per year.
Present at meetings should be the Chairman or the Vice
Chairman and the Secretary and at least 2 ordinary members.
Matters are decided by majority vote at the meetings. When
votes go even, the Head Chairman / Chairman has the
In case the officials in the Slavic Union do not
follow the principles of the Slavic Cultural Initiative or
the Statute of the Slavic Union, they must immediately be
removed from their office posts.
Chairman of the SLAVIC UNION should be a person who speaks
fluently at least three Slavic languages and the English
language. Furthermore, the Head Chairman must at least
understand well and at least simply speak all the other
Slavic languages and Slavic dialects, and he must have wide
and deep knowledge about the culture and mentality of the
Slavic peoples and SLAVIC WORLD DIASPORA.
The main mission of the Head Chairman is to try to
unite and consolidate people who speak Slavic languages and
Slavic cultural organisations in one union, which should
become exactly our SLAVIC UNION, respecting the democratic
value of today.
The Vice Chairman of the SLAVIC UNION Headquarters
should be a person who speaks fluently at least two Slavic
languages, English or any other major language. The Vice
Chairman must at least understand well and at least simply
speak all the other Slavic languages and Slavic dialects,
and he must have wide and deep knowledge about the culture
and mentality of the Slavic peoples and the SLAVIC WORLD
The Secretary of the SLAVIC UNION Headquarter should
be a person who speaks primarily English, which the
secretary must speak, write and read fluently.
The SLAVIC UNION will function in practice
primarily through cultural communication, cultural
programmes and activities, such as Slavic sports
competitions, language teaching programmes and so on. The
spectrum of the possibilities is vast and cannot be
explained simply, as the SLAVIC CULTURAL INITIATIVE will
start to live with time. Solidarity and Voluntary Work
should become one of the symbols and characteristics in all
Slavic Union activities in the beginning and in the future.