Cover Osteuropa 12/2009

In Osteuropa 12/2009

Potemkin in the Internet
Slovio and Pseudo-Pan-Slavs

Tilman Berger

Deutsche Fassung


In the Internet, there are numerous sites that promote the Pan-Slavic idea. The constructed language Slovio deserves consideration. Analysis of the organisation World Slavic Congress shows that this involves a largely virtual universe of Slavic emigrants who are trying to compensate for the Slavic states’ loss of power. It is lacking in ideological coherence and real political weight.

(Osteuropa 12/2009, pp. 309–323)