About Minority Nations
Foreword to the Essay Project
It is great
honour in case somebody of You, the beloved citizens of the Planet Earth, have
made a decision to cast a glance over the writing, which describes a very
small, but unique nation’s culture area, where the undersigned locates himself
together with his family. This province of several cultures, which seems to be
attached to Europe only because of geopolitical considerations. The Holy See
evaluated this rarity in 1201 anno Domini, blessing this province which is one
part of the Baltic’s mainly together with Estonians and Latvians to God’s
Mother, Holy Virgin Mary. In the same year bishop Albert of Riga moved
Conventus Terra Mariana from Üksküla to the Dome Church of Riga.
have always been here the main nation, they have been and are now and have been
during all colonial periods in numerous majorities. It was only in the 2nd
half of the XX century that the Russian-speaking alleys’ number increased to one
third of the population.
Me and my
family have a good command of the local language and now we are citizens of a one
more new state here. But we still feel to belong to local minority nations.
which I dare to call essay, only because I esteem these many nationalities who
live and have lived in the Holy Terra Mariana, to whom I would like to dedicate
this writing and, of-course, to calm down my beloved wife, who is the co-author
of my meditation as the muse and who inspires me like a good example to write
about her family, who have had to live around the world for more than 2000
years as aliens. Namely, her Wolsky grandparents – look nationality Volski –
belonged to the tribe alley Italics, who integrated to the Roman Empire in 338
B.C. Some centuries later they migrated through Central Europe to Belgian
Gallia together with Julius Caesar (see nowadays the Netherlands). With the tribe
alley of Vallons they reached the Polish territory, where a young Roman origin
forefather, wearing the Elita Coat of Arms, with the name Florianus Carius, got
vast land possessions in nowadays Kuramaa from the king Loktiek thanks to the
bravery shown up in the battles in 1331.a.D. Due to the changes of the borders
the land possessions of the Wolsky family remained on the territory of the
Russian Tsarist Empire.
have personally been Godfathers of baby-Wolsky’s. Thanks to the honour of the Godfathers
tens of generals of the Tsar army grew up in the Wolsky family, who were active
in the field of charity during peace times – they founded educational
institutions, etc. In the civil service there was one Mayor of Riga, whose son
became the General Governor of Orenburg.
My holy duty
is to confirm, that all these 2000 years lived abroad do not show any signs of
repression on the face of this family.
Soviet time did not leave any signs of anger on their faces. Without any
Communist Party or repressive organisations membership – the gene memory
understands the elemental forces of the epochs in the time without time.
moment in the eternity presents new challenges to local aborigines.
people of the Holy Terra Mariana with their 800-year-long-alley experience were
taken into the family again after a short widow period.
Ca 1/3 of the
Russian-speaking members of the former family start to come over their grief –
just the opposite, nostalgic tones are heard from the side of natives. The
integration of such a great numbers of former and new suitors on such a small
piece of land is clearly too difficult for the natives. Fortunately, the former
alleys integrate with new alleys on their own – then the life of natives will
be carefree as before.
that You meditate with me and in hope that it makes us enriched together,
Arendia Elita von Wolsky
P.S. Always ready for discussions and criticism,
but request further articles, so that out of the meditations of my kin forms an
essay dedicated to those numerous nationalities who have lived and live
nowadays here in the Holy Terra Mariana.