The Declaration of Our Kin’s Domain.
I, Yuri Smirnov citizen of the Russian Federation, became aware of a vision and philosophy for a new way of life, represented in symbolic form in the series of books known as «Ringing Cedars of Russia». The vision of the co-creation of a Kin’s domain has brought us together as a family and has inspired us to the following actions.
Along with a group of like-minded people we purchased 46 hectares of abandoned land 45 kilometers from the next city, with the purpose of establishing upon them a more wholesome way of life for our families, for our descendants and for the sacred memory of our ancestors.
Upon these common lands, I have chosen a plot of land for myself (and my family) no less than one hectare in size - my Kin’s domain. On the chosen plot I am creating a living space - a Living Home for my family (still to be created) and for all my Kin, a connection which I am going to revive upon this land so as to develop our space further for centuries. Being the founder of the Kin’s domain, we there bring together and unite our Kin. We will establish new, harmonious loving relations with our Living Home and with everything that is a part of it (the soil, plants, animals, birds etc.).
Everything we establish today in our Kin’s domain is also intended for the permanent, healthy, secure, self-sufficient and happy life for all present and subsequent generations of our Kin who wish to live here.
In the process of the co-creation of our living space we combine principles of permaculture, an ecological approach to the environment, as well as reasonable and careful use of modern knowledge and technologies.
We understand that mainstream television broadcasts, certain internet activities, omnipresent commercial conditioning and unwholesome youth subcultures pull many of our children into the illusory and unconscious world of chaotic sex, computer games, alcohol and drugs.
We cannot see any perspective or future for ourselves and our children in modern urban civilization, much of which thoughtlessly destroys Nature and wildlife for the sake of momentary benefit, nor in the conditions of a mass culture that seems eager to transform living beings into soulless robots.
To redeem our true natures, and for the sake of our children and our Kin we wish to return to simple and natural values such as fresh air, pure water, healthy natural food, with living wildlife around us, loving and trusting family and community relationships, and with confidence in the future.
We consider it incomprehensible that tens of millions of hectares of our nation's land lay fallow, while we import 60 % of our foodstuffs from overseas, and this food is often genetically modified and/or contains pesticides, products we consider extremely harmful to living beings and especially our children. We believe that this travesty undermines not only the food safety for our nation, but will also destroy the very people living on such degenerating territories - and ultimately their nations.
We believe it to be counterproductive to accuse the government or anyone else of certain mistakes. Mistakes have been made by our entire society, and not only in our own country. As a result, communities of many nations are at the threshold of social chaos. Under these circumstances, we consider it an urgent call for everyone to think about what exactly they can do to effect positive life changes in the very immediate future, rather than waiting for others to make these changes for them.
Therefore we now take full responsibility for our own lives, and by our actions we begin to return to close-knit family traditions and to true family values. We revive the concept of Kin and of the living power of successive generational connection. These are relationships based on love and mutually helpful and supportive activities. We thereby also reduce negative influences upon the natural environment and create favorable conditions for a full-fledged, natural development of our children. We wish to restore our lost culture which can embrace all aspects of a human/cosmic being and his/her society. We are committed to return to ourselves and our children the joy of true creation and co-creation.
We believe that many families, consciously establishing their life in their Kin’s domains at the outskirts of large and small cities, are capable of fully supplying urban populations with organic food products, and to improve the ecological situations in those regions. The living products grown in Kin’s domains have a quality which is incomparable to all other manufactured foodstuffs delivered to supermarkets.
We are firmly convinced that this essentially new but easy to grasp vision for a conscious lifestyle of families and conscious relationship with Nature and the earth is capable of preventing ecological disaster and to transform our entire planet into a "blossoming garden". These ideas are further described in a series of books called «Ringing Cedars of Russia». Their basic concepts have inspired us into the actions set forth above.
As practice has shown already, not because of financial injections, but due to the application of this inspiring and worthwhile idea in different regions of Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia, tens of thousands of families are already building their Kin’s domains in which children are born and brought up in a more perfect ecological environment. Millions of families are going to follow as soon as a more favorable legislative base exists.
As far as we know, because of the translation of the series of books into more than 20 languages of the world, the idea of the creation of Kin’s domains now inspires hundreds and thousands of families in numerous other countries as well, including the USA, Canada, Australia and Germany.
We gladly and completely support the initiatives of our government and the President of the Russian Federation in creating favorable conditions for low-rise housing and also for initiatives to transfer agricultural lands for low-rise construction purposes with allocation of a certain plot of land to each family. We believe that the area of these plots should be no less than one hectare because it is impossible to create a complete and totally balanced self-restoring ecosystem on a smaller sized plot and sustain an average family from its proceeds.
We respectfully submit to the government and to the President of the Russian Federation the request to increase their support toward this goal and to swiftly pass the appropriate legislation supporting Kin’s domains.
We also appeal to the President and Congress of the United States, to the United Nations and all heads of the countries interested in the true well-being of their people, with a call to accept the idea of the creation of Kin’s domains as the most effective and immediate measure to avoid global economic disaster and prevent an approaching ecological catastrophe. This would include a refusal to stand by silently as a global food crisis develops.
A significant percentage of the Russian people accept the “Kin’s domain” project as a viable national idea. Let it become an international idea as well, and let our countries happily compete in materializing a bright future for all nations.
A deep understanding of these concepts, their widespread publication and support by the government of each country, small or large, rich or poor, can stop the coming world-wide depression. An inspired, creative, co-operative international process can begin right now.
Thousands of Russian families have already discovered the positive influence of the “Kin’s domain” project in practice. Similar declarations have been signed by more than one and a half thousand Russian families which have already started creating their Kin’s domains, and the count continues. Shall Russia stand alone in recovering its people's healthy power and sanity?
We wish great inspiration and happy success for millions of like-minded people in the co-creation of a bright and perfect living environment for families all over the world!