Don't worry too much! Same sh*t here in Bulgaria, but in other way. All the photography must be digital. I'm ignoring them! My life is my life and I can do with it whatever I want. I buy photo-materials from other parts of Europe and show may photos only to my friends!
Just be yourself!
Who knows, someday, maybe, we can make an SE European Photographic society! We all live already in the global village anyway!