|Largest city||North Ignatyevo|
|Ethnic groups |
|Russians, Ukrainians, Jewish, Armenians, other|
|Government||Beer-democratic republic (de-jure), Autocracy of Supreme Leader (de-facto)|
• Supreme Leader
• Prime minister
• Adoption of Constitution
|10 May 2021|
• Establishment of Musnicki's autocracy
|30 November 2022|
• 2021 census
|Currency||Dačian Pyriaz (Without the monopoly of the national bank), also Dačian Červonets (PYR)|
|Date format||dd. mm. yyyy|
|GUM 3-letter code||PZD|
|Internet TLD||.pz(reserved, not used)|
Poliano-Zarečian Dača Republic (Russian: Поляно-Зареченская Дачная Республика), also known as Poliano-Zarečie or PZDR is a micronation founded on May 10, 2021 which claims territories in Moscow oblast' of Russia. PZDR is a member of Commonwealth of Micronations. Ideology of PZDR is Beer democracy. The country is governed by a Supreme Leader, who is elected by the members of the Council. At the moment, the post of Supreme Leader is occupied by Ilya Musnitski (also translated as Musnicki, rus. Илья Мусницкий) , who also created the state when he was drinking beer and thought that he doesn't agree with some laws of the Russian Federation and so decided to create a new, more democratic state.
For a long time, the PZDR was one of the most democratic states among the post-Soviet micronations.The republic has good relations with the "countries of the Abdem" (who adhere to the radical democratic concept of libertarian socialism, which is called "absolute democracy"), such as Ural People's Democratic Republic, Republic of Dambovitsa, Ralaenfimh (no longer exists).
However, by the end of 2022, authoritarian tendencies began to appear more and more in the PZDR. So, according to local media reports, Ilya Musnitski was endowed with expanded powers. He was also stripped of his accountability to the Council. These measures look rather ironic and are justified by demonstratively stupid arguments, but still draw criticism from citizens and foreign micronations.
Also, the PZDR is currently at war with the Soviet government-in-exile. The war was declared by the PZDR on January 29, 2022 due to the territorial claims of the Soviet government. The enemy troops have not yet met in battle. The war has the status of a cold one.
Starting December 26, 2022 (Gregorian calendar), by decree of the Supreme Leader, the 80s have been "brought back" to the PZDR. According to Pivnaya Pravda newspaper, 2022 was proclaimed 1986, the new year 2023 will be 1987, and it "is not yet known how many years this 1987 will last".
PZDR was founded on May 10, 2021, although there were prerequisites earlier. Back in 2014, the flag was made and even some work was started on the creation of the state called Leeph (rus. Лиф), but then nothing came out because of the lack of interest from people who were engaged in this.The oldest evidence of the settlement of the territory of this area are the artifacts of the Mesolithic and Neolithic era. The finds of women's jewelry of Vyatič culture (pendants, temple rings, amulets) belong to the Middle Ages.
In 2021, the currency of the PZDR was Dačian Pyriaz (reed as "pee-ryaz", rus. Дачный Пиряз). It was linked to craft beer and is provided by the country's craft beer reserves. The exchange rate was 100 pyriazes for one bottle of beer 0.5 liters. The National Bank of the Republic had a monopoly on printing banknotes.There were banknotes in circulation with a nominal value of: 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000 and 50,000. It was planned to introduce banknotes in denominations of 100000, 500000 and 1000000
500 pyriazes, 2021. A view on field
5000 pyriazes, 2021. Photo of Andrey Tarkovsky, film director, who spend his childhood in PZDR territory
50000 pyriazes, 2021. A shot from the film "The Mirror" by Andrey Tarkovsky
At the beginning of 2022, a monetary reform took place in the PZDR, during which the state monopoly was eliminated and all land plots included in the republic were given the right to print their own pyriaz. Moreover, each private currency issuer has the right to establish its own exchange rate and its own principles of support. Pyriaz issued by Ilya Musnicki continues to take the leading position.
In July 2022, the first metal coins were issued in the PZDR. These are used for the Červonets, which is issued by the state and serves as a guarantee of the monetary system. External experts estimate that the coin issuance project cost the PZDR authorities about 10,000 rubles (about $150).
1 chervonets coin, reverse, 2022
A poster about the release of new coins
PZDR is one of the few micronations that have economic relations with other micronations. Thus, the main partner of the PZDR is the Republic of Dambovitsa (RD), a socialist country claiming territory in the town of Penza. The worker's cooperative "Galats" (rus. Галац) from Dambovitsa has executed many contracts for the government and private companies of the PZDR for graphic design and printing production. Some series of banknotes of the PZDR were designed and printed in RD. Specialists from this micronation also made both current and previous coats of arms of the PZDR.
Cold war with exiled government of USSR
Since January 29, 2022, the PZDR has been in a state of declared war against the Soviet government-in-exile. This government is known for not recognizing the legality of the collapse of the USSR and the establishment of the Russian Federation. The declaration of war was preceded by the sending of a diplomatic note to the Soviet government demanding that claims be withdrawn on the territory of the PZDR. Republic explains the war by the defense of its territories. In fact, since the declaration of war, the troops of the belligerents have not met in open conflict. The PZDR troops during the war (summer 2022) were significantly improved and equipped with a full-fledged military uniform based on the uniform sets used in Russia in the 1990s. In accordance with the defensive concept of war, the PZDR troops do not cross the border of their micronation.
Attitude towards Russian intervention in Ukraine
PZDR consistently condemns the military actions of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. For the first time, a statement about this attitude was made in the "Pivnaya Pravda" (rus. Пивная правда") newspaper on February 27, 2022.
Attitude towards the Turkish invasion of Syrian Kurdistan
The Supreme Leader of the PZDR, Ilya Musnicki, liked the publication of the Supreme Workers' Council of Dambovitsa, which expresses its principled condemnation of the Turkish invasion.
Attitude towards micronational wars
PZDR treats micronational wars in the post-Soviet space with disdain, because of their virtuality and frivolity of reasons. For example, on December 22, 2022, according to the "Pivnaya Pravda" newspaper, he made this statement:
"Guys, really, stop this shit with Aniota. All this "war" only shames Russian micronations even more. Trolling is one thing, but even that has already dragged on. Now it's just some kind of cringe".
This statement is dedicated to another conflict involving the Republic of Aniota, one of the micronations that previously concluded friendly treaties with the PZDR.
Currently, the PZDR adheres to the principles of foreign policy called the Musnicki Doctrine. The doctrine implies a limited foreign policy, isolationism in relation to many other micronations of the post-Soviet space. PZDR is generally extremely skeptical of other micronations and does not believe that most of them are worthy of the status of "micronation".
Originally, the Council of PZDR was the supreme governmental body in this micronation. The Council nowadays includes representatives of each trade union of each enterprise in the Republic. Every five years, the Council appoints a Supreme Leader who rules the country. The Supreme Leader appoints ministers, including the Prime Minister, who replaces the Supreme Leader and partially shares his powers. Before 30.11.2022, The Council could make all decisions related to foreign and domestic policy.
The Council also appoints commissars who monitor the order in the army. The Council has the opportunity to overthrow the Supreme Leader, if it sees fit and gathers a sufficient number of votes. At the moment, the Council consists of six people.
Autocracy of Musnitski
Before 30 of November 2022, no one decision of the Supreme Leader could be made without the permission of the Council and the Council could recall the head of state from his office. However, at the moment, Musnicki enjoys powers that are close to unlimited. The Council can no longer control his actions. Authoritarian tendencies are a big problem for the PZDR today. Initially, the elements of dictatorship were purely external in nature and were designed to ridicule autocracy. Nowadays, these tendencies are becoming more and more unironic.
An interesting fact is that the current head of state, Musnitski, also heads the "Beersoc party" in this country. With the name and symbolism, this part parodies the INGSOC party from George Orwell's "1984". However, there is no cult of the ruling party in the PZDR, and the influence of this organization on the government has not been noticed. The autocracy regime has a personalistic character and belongs directly to Ilya Musnitsky.
Culture and Religion in PZDR
Artists live in Poliano-Zarečie, sometimes capturing the beauty of the Republic in their works. For example, there is an artist Tamara Karslian, who painted the most famous picture in the Republic.
PZDR's Kosher certificate
Painting by Tamara Karslian
Rabbi Oleg Malčenko
There is a Jewish community in the PZDR. The head of the community is Rabbi Oleg Malčenko, who congratulates the Jews of the Republic on holidays and checks for kosher products produced in the Republic
PZDR is divided into three districts, two settlements and one Special Economic Zone. Districts are considered: forest Gorčakov, Field, Transgnilušia. The localities are North Ignatyevo (rus. Северное Игнатьево) and Polyany-Zarečie (rus. Поляны-Заречье). The Technar (rus. Технарь) is administrative unit has the status of a Special Economic Zone and Russian rubles are used as the currency on it.
Weekends and memorable dates
There are many memorable dates in the PZDR, six of which are days off. These are holidays such as:
January 1 - New Year.
March 8 is International Women's Day.
May 9 is the Victory Day over Nazism in World War II.
May 10 is Independence Day.
June 20–21 is the day of the Summer solstice.
December 21–22 is the day of the Winter solstice.
Also, there are seven days that are memorable dates, but are not free from work.
January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day. The date was chosen according to the UN commemorative date
February 13 is Radio Day. The date was chosen according to the UN commemorative date
The first Sunday in May is Mother's Day. The date was chosen according to the UN commemorative date
June 6 is the Day of the Russian Language. The date was chosen according to the UN commemorative date
The third Sunday in June is Doctor's Day. The date was chosen according to the UN commemorative date
August 12 is the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Communist Terror. The date was chosen as the day of the execution of the Jewish anti-Fascist committee
October 9 is Music Day. The date was chosen as the birthday of John Lennon
|January 1||New Year||Yes|
|January 27||Holocaust Memorial Day||No|
|February 13||Radio Day||No|
|March 8||International Women's Day.||Yes|
|May 9||he Victory Day over Nazism in World War II||Yes|
|May 10||The Independence Day||Yes|
|June 20–21||the day of the Summer solstice||Yes|