Tsardom of Pavlov

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Empire of Pavlov
Pavlovian: Павлівської Імперії
Greek: Αυτοκρατορία της Παυλιδης

Flag of Pavlov.jpg
Coat of Arms of Pavlov.png
Coat of Arms

Pavlovian map with flags.png
Claims in dark blue
Countries in which we claim territory in light blue

Pavlovian: Сіла моья в боге
(My strength is in God)

National Anthem
"Anthem of the True-Believing Emperor Aleksandr IV"

Imperial Anthem
"Bože, Car’ja Ȟrany"
Largest city

Official Languages2 languages

Official minority languages8 languages

Official religionOrthodox Church of Pavlov


GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
 • Emperor and AutocratAlexander IV
 • First MinisterKrištof von Draken

 • Upper houseState Council
 • Lower houseState Duma

 • As Kingdom of Pavlov8 July 2012
 • As Empire of Pavlov1 September 2014

Population79 Civus (Full citizens - 10/2016 census)
328 Socius (Honorary citizens)

CurrencyPavlovian Hryvna

CGSC4.2 (2016)
EPI2.8 (2016)

Patron SaintSt. George

Official Website

Pavlov, officially the Empire of Pavlov (Pavlovian: Павлівської Імперії, Pavlivs’koji Imperiji) is a micronational sociocultural project emulating a nation state, ruled as a executive constitutional monarchy largely based on the culture of the Russian and Roman (specifically the Eastern) Empires, with territorial claims on various locations across Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica.

The Empire is a "Fifth World" micronation with a score of 10 under the Boodlesmythe-Tallini System and a score of 4.2 under the Linden's Revised System of Classification. Pavlov is a member of the Antarctic Micronational Union and is the successor state of the now defunct Kingdom of Pavlov.

Pavlov can be classified as a historical simulation of the medieval Rus principalities, Russia under Ivan Grozny, and the Roman Empire, being an example of themed micronationalism; as such, it reintroduced the Oprichnina[1] and the Julian Calendar[2]. Its government is known for its far-right views, support of the Flat Earth theory and many bans, such as on atheism, shaving, and communism. The name of the Emperor of Pavlov, Alexander IV, is styled in the way of continuing the numeration of the Russian emperors.


Although the precise reason for the name Pavlov has not been announced by the Empire, it is thought to have come from one of the following two. Either the name was chosen because of the founder's great interest in the psychological discoveries made by the scientist Ivan Pavlov or because it named after St. Paul, the first parton saint of the historical Kingdom of Pavlov.


An old photograph of Grahamland, the initial claim of the Empire.

Kingdom of Pavlov

The Kingdom of Pavlov was founded as an absolute monarchy on 8 July 2012 by His Majesty Alexander IV. Various incarnations of Pavlov existed during this period including a tsardom, an empire, and a short-lived republic; however, Pavlov became a constitutional monarchy as the project grew in supporters in the last month of 2012. In March 2013, the monarch of Pavlov was elected as captain regent of the Republic of Lostisland, while at the same time Yaroslav Mar (the other captain regent of Lostisland) became the prime minister of the Kingdom of Pavlov. As leaders of states were heavily involved in the other's internal affairs, a merger was proposed and discussed by both parties. After referenda took place in both states on 4 April, a treaty of unification was signed between the leaders of of the Republic of Lostisland and the Kingdom of Pavlov. A new state was created, the Federal Republic of Lostisland, with Yaroslav Mar serving as Federal President and Alexander IV as Prime Minister. Pavlov was reformed into the Federation of Pavlov, a federal unit within Lostisland.

Pavlov crisis

After one month of stability, a series of separatist civil unrests within the Federation of Pavlov forced the President to excommunicate the Prince’s cousin[3], a prominent Pavlovian nobleman, which eventually lead to the Prince’s resignation as Prime Minister[4]. The Prince proclaimed the Republic of Pavlov, expanding the conflict to an international level. The conflict was only resolved through an agreement between the Federal forces and the Republic of Pavlov which saw the Federation of Pavlov (renamed to Federation of Belastrova) stay under Lostislandic sovereignty as well as the Republic of Pavlov denouncing its succession to the Kingdom of Pavlov.

Foundation of the Grand Principality

Following the end of the Pavlov crisis, the House of Karapavlovič had been operating as a house-in-exile. However, proposals of reunification had repeatedly been proposed by both parties of the conflict. The Pavlovian royal house-in-exile and the federal government of Lostisland managed to reconcile and develop an amicable relationship, but a final agreement was not reached until 14 September 2014. On 14 September, the House of Karapavlovič asserted sovereignty over the Antarctic claims of the former Grand Principality of Snežanopol[5] and the state was recognized by the Federal Republic of Lostisland[6] mere minutes after its proclamation.

Following the proclamation of the grand principality, the Grand Prince passed a set of laws in order preserve national stability and make the state easier to govern. On 8 October 2014, a constitution was accepted by the Grand Prince. The constitution allowed creation of political parties and public property. Three political parties (the Pan-Turkist Islamic Movement, the National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party and the Social Liberal Party) were formed following the ratification of the constitution. On 9 October 2014, the former Republic of Derskovia was annexed by the grand principality. Derskovia was given special autonomous status, with the former president becoming the Governor-General of Derskovia.

The state's first democratic elections took place in October 2014. The National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party won the election and became the largest party represented in the National Council. The National-Orthodox Pavlovian Noble's Party started working on bringing Pavlov back to its original form. During the second session of the Council, the Metropolitan Cyril proposed a bill in which the constitution would be abolished and the National Council dissolved. The bill passed with the support of the majority of the National Council and the decision was universally applauded by the citizens of Pavlov.[7]

Photograph of the claims of Nazir, named Nov Asenovgrad

From Grand Principality to Empire

In August 2014, Pavlov declared itself the fourth Rome[8]. Following the decision, a large amount of Pavlovian institutions were reformed. The Pavlovian Estates-General decided to award the titles of Imperator, Augustus and the styling of Imperial Majesty to Alexander IV[9] and Pavlov was reformed into an empire.

During 2015, the Empire followed an isolationist foreign policy and mostly concentrated on internal development. During this period, the Empire co-hosted numerous summits in Moscow, with members of the Russophone community such as the Federal Republic of Lostisland, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Nadiria, the Republic of Eslande and the Kingdom of Nazir represented. In late 2015, the Emperor and Autocrat commissioned a new anthem to be composed by a famous Russian composer[10] and the development of a new, innovative eGovernment portal[11].

2016 Constitution

In June 2016, the Emperor and Autocrat Alexander IV ratified a new Constitution for the empire[12]. The new constitution saw decisions made on controversial issues and a more liberal government policy was established. Due to difference in stances on foreign relations between the leaders of Lostisland and Pavlov, the 2014 Treaty of Eternal Friendship and Mutual Recognition was declared void by mutual consent. In July, Pavlov's first government since the ratification of the new constitution was appointed by the Emperor, led by Count Frederik of Prerjë-e-kokës[13].

Recent developments

Landcape of Ledjanoj Ostrov

In late 2016, Pavlov rapidly expanded following the peaceful annexations of Hasanistan[14], Carpathia[15], Akebar[16] and the Principality of the Qërimoğulları[17]. On 12 October 2016, a new government was appointed by the Emperor, led by Krishtof von Drakon. The Viceroy of the State of Daljam and his accomplices were banned after a plot against the Empire was discovered.[18]

National colors and symbols

The 2016 Constitition and the Imperial Decree of 18 March 2016 establishes by law the national symbols of the Empire of Pavlov.[19][20] The official National Symbols of the Empire consist of the National- and State Flags, the Maritime Flag, the Imperial Standard, the Greater and Lesser Coat of Arms and the National Anthem.


The national flag of the Empire of Pavlov was designed in 2012 by Alexander IV, the then King of Pavlov. It consists of two two halves, one in Pavlovian blue and the other in white, symbolising the sky and eternal heaven above and the snow on the earth below. According to Pavlovian folklore, the flag was first seen in history during the Battle of the Kulikovo as it was carried by one of the bannermen of Prince Dmitry Ioannovich Donskoj of Moscow. The State Flag of the Empire of Pavlov consists of the national flag having a golden canton carrying the Lesser Coat of Arms.

The Imperial Standard consists of a Purple field portraying a gold icon of Jesus Christ, four circles containing the Chi Rho and the Greek letters ALPHA and OMEGA. In the border the text reads as follows:

Looking from the heavens above, accept us miserables, visit us, who are hardened by our sins, oh Merciful Lord, with the prayers of the Virgin Mary and grant great mercy to our souls. Us wrongdoers have fallen into a hole, and implore you from the depth of our hearts, you the Word, hasten your generosity and help us with your mercy.

Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of Pavlov was designed in 2015 by Alexander IV. It features the Escutcheon containing the lesser Coat of Arms of the House of Karapavlovič, the ruling house of Pavlov. The Crown is the official heraldic crown used by the Empire; the escutcheon is supported by the Archangels St. Michael and St. Gabriel, and features the official motto of the State and the House of Karapavlovič, “Сіла моья в боге“, which would roughly translate into “My strength is in God”. It is described in the Charter of the Empire of Pavlov as follows:

The Greater Coat of Arms contains the escutcheon with the double-headed eagle described above, crowned by the helmet of Grand Prince Saint Alexander Nevsky and encircled by the chain of the Order of St. Andrew, the First-Called; on either side -- depictions of Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel; above all -- a gold pavilion studded with two-headed eagles and lined with ermine bearing the inscription: “My strength is through God”; above the pavilion -- the Imperial crown and State gonfalon. Around the escutcheon are depicted the ancestral coat of arms of His Imperial Majesty and the coat of arms belonging to the Realms of Montrouge, Snezhanopol, Nazir, Daljam, the Isles, Akebar, Qerimogullari, the Carpathia and Hasanistan; above the pavilion -- combined on six shields the coat of arms of the other Principalities and Provinces, named in the full Imperial title.

State organization and politics

Pavlov is governed as an unitary executive constitutional monarchy, ruled by the House of Karapavlovič. HIM Alexander IV acts as head of state and the First Minister as head of government. The Estates-General, the country's bicameral legislature, consists of the State Council, the Upper House. and the State Duma the lower house.

The Imperial Government handles most matters in governing the Empire, but the Themes do however have the right to form their own legislatures as long as they do not go against Imperial laws.

Pavlov has a extensive legal system. Until the 2016 constitution was implemented, all laws were passed by the Emperor. Currently, laws are submitted in the Estates-General after which the Emperor has to give the law his assent. Enforcement of the laws is the responsibility of the Ministry of National Security, with violations looked into by the Imperial Courts.


Main article: Estates-General of the Empire of Pavlov
The Estates-General of the Empire of Pavlov is the legislative assembly of the Empire of Pavlov. It is a non-elected assembly; the leader of the Council, the First Minister, is appointed by the Monarch and only upon his nomination are Ministers and Secretaries appointed or dismissed.

M1 inside the territory of Daljam


Flag Coat of Arms Full Name Date of Integration Population Capital Official language(s) Proconsul
Flag-of-kolchaksaray.png Not applicable Hrejmanna Not applicable
Kolchaksaray Pavlovian Not applicable
KingdomofNazir.png Coat-of-arms-Nazir.png Nazir 10 August 2016
Nov Asenovgrad Slovak George Oprea
Flag of Montrouge.jpg Royal-coa-montrouge.png Montrouge 14 October 2016
None official French Isabel de la Fuente
Flag of Hasanistan.jpg Royal-coat-of-arms-hasanistan.png Hasanistan 11 August 2016
Iskenderabat Hasani İsmetcan Saraç
CarpathiaNewFlag.png CarpathiaNewCoA1.png Carpathia 11 October 2016
Alexandrești Romanian Oksana Gerajmovich
Flag of Akebar.png Royal-coat-of-arms-akebar.png Akebar 14 October 2016
Akebar Cotts Volapük Robert Garside
Flag-qerimogullari.jpg Royal-coat-of-arms-qerimogullari.png the Qërimoğulları 23 October 2016
None officially Albanian Cazimir Qërimbaşy
Daljamflag.png Royal-coa-daljam.jpg Daljam 15 November 2016
Dušangrad Serbian Aleksandra Antonijevic
Flag-of-the-isles-pavlov.png Royal-coa-the-isles.png the Isles 26 November 2016
Trijtsjaslav Pavlovian Dolat Mamatjan
Flag of Ledjanoj Ostrov.png Not applicable Ledjanoj Ostrov Not applicable
Yaroslavl'-na-Ledjana Pavlovian Not applicable
Mountainous area around Hasanistani claims

Foreign Affairs

Main article: Foreign relations of Pavlov
The foreign relations of the Empire of Pavlov are implemented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The power to grant official diplomatic recognition of sovereignty lies primarily with the Monarch, but is made on the advise of the First Minister. Although Pavlov is not internationally recognized by any member of the United Nations, it does hold formal diplomatic relations with various micronational entities, and is a member of one international organization, the Antarctic Micronational Union. Pavlov's foreign relations are influenced by the official foreign policies of Pavlov, the Imperium theory and Pax Pavloviæ. Since its founding, the Empire has implemented a policy of isolation which was changed in mid-2016 by mutual consent of the Emperor and the recently appointed First Minister.


Main article: Armed Forces of Pavlov
His Imperial Majesty's Armed Forces comprises the Armed forces of the Empire of Pavlov, which serve as one of the Empire's core unifying institutions and primary instruments for defence as well as external power projection.

The military system of the Empire is based upon the principle of the universal and personal obligation of the citizens to protect the Throne of the Emperor and their homeland. Its military force is composed of the Ground Forces and the Naval Forces, the Ground Forces containing the Air Corps.

Although the Armed Forces are tasked with the defence of the State, their allegiance is to the Crown and not the Government.


The Pavlovian Rus' culture retains much of the culture of the Imperial Family, which is said to be a mix of Turkic and Ukrainian cultures. It places an important emphasis on family, tradition and religion. Other aspects of the Pavlovian Rus' culture include Polo matches, Classical music and the Arts, and the Saturday mass.


Main article: Pavlovian language
The Pavlovian Language (Павлівской Єзикъ, Pavlivskoj Jeziků) is a constructed language, built and primarily spoken in Pavlov. It has elements from Slavic languages, mostly from Old Church Slavonic and Old East Slavic. It is currently regulated by the University of St. Achmed the Calligrapher. The language is written in Cyrillic.

However, due to Pavlov being a multi-ethnic state, in everyday use the citizens use their respective native languages. The official language of the Empire is the Pavlovian language, but the English language is the official legislative language and is also widely used in the Empire. The Themes of the Empire are entitled by law to their own national languages.

National holidays

Name Date (Gregorian) Notes
Christmas Eve 6 January Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.
Christmas Day 7 January Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.
New Year's Day 14 January The first day of the year.
Theophany 19 January Celebration of the revelation of God as human in his Son Jesus.
Day of the Capture of Paris 19 March Celebrating the end of the 1812 War against Napoleon Bonaparte, considered by Pavlov to have been a false Emperor.
Easter Between 1 April and 1 June Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
Time of Troubles commemoration 6 April Day of Remembrance for the Blinding of Tsar Simeon Bekbulatovich of all Rus'; start of the time of troubles
Victory day 9 May Day of Victory of the Pavlovian Rus' over Nazism and Communism
Sürgünlik commemoration 18 May Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide
St Valentine's day 6 July Celebration of love and affection
Day of Pavlov 30 August Day of celebration of the establishment of the Pavlovian State
Kulikovo Day 8 September Commemoration of the Battle of Kulikovo
Day of Thanksgiving 1 October Day of celebration of the conquest of Gaul and the surrender of Vercingetorix
Imperial day 17 October Celebrating the birthday of the first monarch of the Empire, Alexander IV
St. Demetrius Day 8 November Celebrated as last day of possibility of Matrimony in the year
St. Michael the Archangel Day 21 November Celebrated as national holiday in Daljam


  1. Grozny enacts the Oprichina, The Pavlovian Pravda
  2. Grozny bans Communism, bans shaving, bans Gregorian calendar, introduces Jus Primae Noctis, summons Estates-General, The Pavlovian Pravda
  3. http://old.lostisland.org/news/pavlovian_nobleman_anathemated_by_president/2013-05-08-261
  4. http://old.lostisland.org/news/tezcan_resigns_irina_sopas_the_new_prime_minister/2013-05-11-262
  5. http://lostisland.org/news/pavlov-is-not-dead-yet-house-in-exile-announces-restoration-of-the-state/
  6. http://lostisland.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/decree132014.pdf
  7. http://pavlovianpravda.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/national-council-dissolved-constitution-abolished/
  8. https://pavlovianpravda.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/pavlov-proclaimed-the-fourth-rome-qerimbasy-selcukyan-appointed-secretaries-of-propaganda-and-foreign-relations/
  9. https://pavlovianpravda.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/deniz-grozny-granted-titles-of-imperator-and-augustus/
  10. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/pavlovian-anthem-gets-completed/
  11. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/oksana-geraymovich-a-new-era-for-micronational-e-government/
  12. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/sovereign-emperor-ratifies-constitution/
  13. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/frederik-the-count-of-prerje-e-kokes-appointed-first-minister-of-the-state-council/
  14. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/carpathia-to-join-the-empire-of-pavlov/
  15. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/carpathia-to-join-the-empire-of-pavlov/
  16. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/charter-of-the-empire-of-pavlov-passed-akebar-joins-the-empire/
  17. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/imperial-assent-given-to-ban-of-dual-micro-citizenship/
  18. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/lord-emperor-banishes-viceroy-daljam-accomplices/
  19. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/about-us/constitution/
  20. http://www.pavlov-gov.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/decree-05-03-2016.pdf

See also