House of Bekbulatov

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House of Bekbulatov
Parent houseHouse of Rurikovych, House of Gediminas, House of Çoban Giray, House of Jochi, House of Komnenos
Country Empire of Pavlov
EthnicityTatar, Crimean Tatar, Ruthenian, Turkish, Phanariot, Bulgar, Polish, Dutch and Lithuanian
as House of Rurikovich
Current headHIH Duke Alexander
Title(s)a • Duke of Thrace
 • Autocrat of the Romans
 • Khagan of the Two Lands and Two Seas
Style(s)Imperial Highness
Estate(s) Harlemum Kremlin

The House of Bekbulatov (Ukrainian: Бекбулатов) is a micronational royal and imperial house of mostly ethnic Tatar and Ruthenian origin, that reigned over Pavlov from 2012 to 2022.

The family is of mostly Tatar and Ruthenian origin, belonging to the community of "serving Tatars". The date of foundation is claimed to be circa 850, with the House claiming to be a cadet branch of the Rurikovichi.


The House consists of all those who are descended from Emperor Alexander IV & VI. There are currently three living members (underlined) of the House of Bekbulatov proper:

  • HIH Emperor-Grandfather Ioann Albertovych m. HIH Emperor-Grandmother Ioanna Khendrykivna

Bold - Born into the House of Bekbulatov
Italic - Extended Imperial House
- Deceased


The House of Bekbulatov claims descent from various royal and imperial dynasties. The royal descent of the House of Bekbulatov is both through the paternal and maternal lines, with most of the descent coming through the marriage of Tsar Simeon II Bekbulatovich and his Rurikid wife Princess Anastasia Ivanovna Mstislavskaya (a great-great granddaughter of Grand Prince Ivan III of Moscow. The House of Bekbulatov can also claim the Altan urag, meaning "Golden lineage" as a direct descendant of Genghis Khan through paternal and maternal lines.



Pavlov was the initial micronation the House of Bekbulatov ruled over (as the House of Karapavlovič), with the 3 members of the House sending their declaration of independence in July 2012 starting a Principality on a small part of Antarctica. Soon after having declared the Principality, Pavlov was declared a Kingdom and remained relatively stable until it was Merged with Lostisland to form the Federal Republic of Lostisland. The King's cousin started a series of pro-separatist civil unrest and he was exiled from Lostisland soon after. The exile of his cousin eventually led to the Monarch stepping down as Prime Minister of Lostisland and unilaterally declaring the independence of the Republic of Pavlov. Following the proclamation of the Republic of Pavlov, the conflict expanded to an international level. Since the end of the Pavlov crisis, the then House of Karapavlovič had been operating a House in Exile, and numerous proposals were delivered by the former citizens to reestablish Pavlov. The House in Exile, and in particular the former Monarch, and the Federal Government of Lostisland developed amicable relations, however up to 14 September 2014 a compromise was never reached. On this day the then House of Karapavlovič asserted sovereignty over the antarctic claims of the former Grand Principality of Snezhanopol and the state was within minutes recognized by the Federal Republic of Lostisland.

While Monarch of Pavlov, Alexander IV the Head of the House, had been criticised by many for his Autocratic and (religiously) conservative policies, however he was being praised by the Pavlovian citizens. With them in 2015 - while still Grand Prince - deciding to grant to him the titles of Imperator and Augustus, he reformed the Grand Principality into the Empire of Pavlov. During his reign, Pavlov co-hosted multiple events in the russophone micronation community, a constitution was passed and national symbols were developed. In October 2016 he unified all territories under his reign (with the exception of Gaston) into the then Empire of Pavlov, with various states joining the Empire becoming Themes.

Alexander IV developed Pavlov up to a level that it could have been classified as a historical simulation of the medieval Rus principalities, Russia under Ioann Grozny, and the Roman Empire. as such, he reintroduced the Oprichnina and the Julian Calendar. He also officially supported the Flat Earth theory in his capacity as Emperor - something he later abandoned in 2018, and enforced many bans, such as on atheism, shaving, and communism.

After Pavlov becoming more focused on online micronationalism, many "new Pavlovians" got into position of power, destabalizing Pavlov and getting it into seccesionist conflicts. The most famous being instigated by Daniel Dankovsky, who wished to use Pavlov as a base to plot "pavlist revolutions" in other micronations. Upon understanding that this was unwanted, Dankovsky planned a unilateral uprising and seceded from the Empire. Between 2017 and 2018 Pavlov tried to revive itself numerous times, but to no positive result. In 2019, Montescano was founded to as a new try to micronationalism. Since the very foundation of Montescano, many of the old Pavlovians, still being in contact with Alexander, proposed the refoundation of the Empire and the re-declaration of being the Fourth Rome. This process was started in January 2020, but was red-lighted in March of the same year. However, soon afterwards, talks between "new Pavlovians" and "old Pavlovians" were finalized, and the Empire was formally re-founded on 12 June 2020.

Following the abdication of Emperor Alexander IV on 17 February 2022 and the ascencion of Emperor Ivan VII of the House of DeWhyte, the house ceased reigning over Pavlov. However, the former Emperor was granted the hereditary title of Duke of Thrace by the new monarch and retained the title of Imperial Highness, as well as the claim to the titles of Autocrat of the Romans and Khagan of the Two Lands and Two Seas.