The Senate of the Empire of Pavlov has passed an Act annexing a house in Istanbul's historical Phanar area to the Empire. This is not the first time an area in the former heartland of the Eastern Roman Empire was annexed to the Empire, but this is the first time Pavlov has laid claim to a piece of Istanbul, the former Capital of the Empire (Konstantinopolis).
The Town of Konstantinopolis was annexed to the Empire after being donated to it by an anonymous benefactor of Ukrainian citizenship. The land plot is within a 10-minute walking distance of the St. George's Cathedral, the main seat of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
The land claim brings further legitimacy to Pavlov's claim of being the fourth rome and successor to the Eastern Roman Empire. When asked to comment on the matter, HIM Emperor Alexander IV said: "This is a great day for Pavlov, we now not only have numerous territories in Anatolia, but also have a land plot in the heart of the former Roman Empire. We hope to use this great opportunity given to us to accomplish the further goals of Pavlov in the near future.".