Folks, hard work, persistence, and decency pay. Nobody knows that better than His Excellency Yaroslav Mar (Russian: Ярослáв Мáр), one of two Captain Regents of the Republic of Lostisland.
In the real world it is often the most money-hungry and devious that get ahead, but not in the Fifth World, where good values never go out of fashion.
Yaroslav has just become the only Micronational Professional Registry (MPR) member of the ‘Under 21’ class.
He’s a promising 16-year-old student, and a talented violinist who has participated in several musical contests and festivals, and even gained diplomas to show for it.
But in Siberia extra talent is never despised with its long and cold winters, the rugged people have to make do with little or nothing, so Yaroslav also happens to be a gifted translator, who has translated three small books to Russian: Stranger than Fiction: Urban Myths from English, and Una historia de montaña and El reloj más rápido del mundo from Spanish. Unfortunately these translations are still unpublished in Russian, but perhaps we can help Yaroslav in that direction in the future as well.
Yaroslav is also the Co-Founder of the National University of the Republic of Lostisland; Editor-in-Chief & Founder of the English- and Russian-language Herald; and he has lead in organising the Intermicro ’11 World Summit, the first intermicronational virtual gathering of Russophone micronations ever.
But it gets better, because His Excellency Yaroslav Mar has also managed to make the Republic of Lostisland a Member Nation of the Micronational Professional Registry (MPR)!
In fact, we are even seriously considering to grant the Republic of Lostisland membership in the UMMOA Community of Nations in the future, and we usually don’t consider nations lead by teens under 21 in that category!