Type: Intergovernmental Organization
Focuses: Economic, Political and Cultural
Cooperation between Slavic States
Founded: February 28th, 2018
Anthem: Song of the Slavic States
President: Stratsimir Milushev
General-Secretary: Yuri Kisparov
Membership: 5 Member States
Area: 18,017,772 km2
GDP (Nominal): $2,226 Billion
The Commonwealth of Slavic States (CSS; Russian: Содружество славянских государств (Sodruzhestvo Slavyanskikh Gosudarstv)) is an intergovernmental organization created for the purposes of advancing political, cultural, economic, military and energy cooperation with one another and promote Slavic culture. Founded in 2018, it has 4 member states, and covers approximately 212 million people.
The Commonwealth of Slavic States holds ordinary scheduled sessions each quarter of the calendar year and extra sessions at the request of any of the member states of the organization.
The first concrete steps towards the creation of the Commonwealth of Slavic States took place in February of 2018, when Radovonia invited representatives from Pestan, Kavkazia and Ukraine to take part in a summit, called the "Slavonic Summit 2018", held in Veliko Tarnovo. Ukraine, due to cold relations towards Pestan, declined the invite and didn't join the summit. Once the summit concluded, on the 28th of February 2018, the Russian Minister of Economy, Yekaterina Krupina, announced a number of initiatives agreed and ratified by the nations:
• Free Trade Zone regarding metals, minerals, manufacturing equipment and electronics.
• Relaxed visa policies for businessmen and tourists
• Less restrictions on students trying to apply for universities in member states
In addition to the initiatives, Radovonia announced the creation of the Commonwealth of Slavic States, under which the announced initiatives would be undertaken. All four participants of the "Slavonic Summit 2018" declared their membership in the newly established organization.
Membership changed after the dissolution of Radovonia, after which Bolzharia took on the mantle of the former Yugoslav Republics position in the CSS. Shortly after, Dvaistic Republic of Serbia also made a bid for membership, which was unanimously accepted and the nation was admitted as a full member of the Commonwealth. Shortly after, the North caucasian emirates were admitted into the Commonwealth as a full member.
Member States of the CSS announced in April, 2018, after months of secrecy, the joint development of a 5th generation multirole stealth fighter known as the Slavistrebitel, and bearing it's code name "Vulkan". The aircraft was a continued development of projects initially designed in Pestan, before details were transferred to Radovonia and Kavkazia, where continued upgrades and development projects were undertaken. By March, 2018, prototypes were delivered to Pestan, Radovonia and Kavkazia.
Following the dissolution of Radovonia, the Yugoslav Air Force's only Slavistrebitel prototype was transferred to the administration of the Bulgarian Air Force. Soon after, Dvaistic Republic of Serbia acquired their own Slavistrebitel. Currently, only 10 examples of the aircraft have been built, and all are currently in active service with CSS members. Currently, the countries operating the aircraft are:
Pestan - 5 operated by the Russian Air Force
Bolzharia - 5 operated by the Bulgarian Air Force
Dvaistic Republic of Serbia - 1 operated by the Serbian Air Force
Kavkazia - 1 operated by the Kavkazian Air Force
The CSS have openly stated that the aircraft is to be stealthy, supermaneuverable, have supercruise capabilty, incorporate substantial amounts of composite materials and possess advanced avionics such as active phased-array radar and sensor fusion. It has also been fitted with the latest in avionics, weaponry and engines, and has been dubbed "a direct competitor for the F-35 and F-22 model aircraft".
Testing of the aircraft began in late 2017, with unconfirmed reports claiming the aircraft was insufficiently stealthy and suffered from engine troubles. However, reports from the CSS Press Office has dismissed these just as rumours, and already models have been exported to member states, where they are all currently in service. Production of the aircraft has already begun in Pestan, and manufacturer DAR in Bolzharia has placed licensing orders as of July 2018.
Currently, there is only one available variant to the public and for purchase, though plans have been made to improve the aircraft. Current known list of variants include:
Vulkan-A - Standard Production model
Vulkan-B - VTOL Carrier Fighter, in development
Vulkan-C - Upgraded model, in development
The Slavistrebitel was fully unveiled to the public at the HEMUS Defence Exposition in Plovdiv, August 2018. Before hand, a full list of specifications were released to prospective buyers.
- Crew: 1
- Length: 19.8 m
- Wingspan: 13.95 m
- Height: 4.74 m
- Wing area: 78.8 m squared
- Empty weight: 18 t
- Loaded Weight: 25 t
- Max. Takeoff weight: 35 t
- Fuel Capacity: 10.3 t
- Powerplant: 2x Saturn AL-41F1 turbofans
- Dry Thrust: 107 kN each
- Thrust w/ Afterburner: 176 kN each
- Maximum Speed:
- At Alt: Mach 2.5
- Supercruise: Mach 1.9
- Range: 1,500 km - 3,500 km (supersonic-subsonic)
- Surface Ceiling: 21,000 m
- Thrust/Weight: 1.19-1.36
- Max. g-load: +9 g
- Guns: 2 x 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon
- Hardpoints: 14 hardpoints (7x internal, 7x external)
- Sh121 multifunctional integrated radio electronic system
- Byelka radar
- L402 Himialayas electronic countermeasure suite
- 101KS Atoll electro-optical targeting system
Interkosmos is a CSS space program, designed to organise crewed and uncrewed space missions for members within the CSS. It takes it namesake from the similar program ran under the USSR.
The program includes all members of the CSS, along with associated and observer members upon request, and has been recommended to be opened for non-CSS members as well.
The program takes it's inspiration from the Soviet-led Interkosmos program, and intends to extend it's capabilities and aspirations further in terms of research and development. Inspired by the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, plans have been made to continue the progress of space research by all countries involved in the program.
Currently, the Interkosmos program operates out of three cosmodromes, which are:
A number of programs are currently in development for the CSS, many of which remain top secret.
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