The round table “Russian language in Serbia today” will be held today at 3 pm in the Russian House. This institution, together with the Slavic Society of Serbia, is the organizer of the event.
Representatives of branches of the Slavic Society of Serbia, university professors of Russian language, deputy president of the Society for Foreign Languages and Literature of Serbia, representatives of the Embassy of Russia and the Russian House, NIS, Russian Balkan Center … The meeting is an opportunity to present data on Russian language learning. , as well as to propose innovations in the improvement of teaching.
The program is part of the sixtieth gathering of Slavic scholars of Serbia, which began yesterday with the solemn presentation of the “Pavle and Milka Ivić” award. The committee for awarding this recognition awarded two monographs “Serbian lexical fund from the angle of polysemy: verbs, nouns, adjectives” by Natasa Milanov and “Category of concessions in modern Serbian language” by Mirjana Kuburić Macura. Due to the coronum virus pandemic, the two-day gathering is being held online and brings together scientists dealing with Slavic languages, literatures and cultures from Slavic countries and the world.
The organizers say that many rightly believe that the date of the opening of the Slavic school of Maxim Suvorov and Emanuel Kozačinski in Sremski Karlovci in 1726 should be taken as the beginning of the study of the Russian language. That would mean that the Russian language in Serbian classrooms marks 296 years of existence.
The seminary in Belgrade is the first school in Serbia in which Russian was officially introduced in 1849 as a compulsory subject. In this way, our country has become one of the countries with the longest study of Russian as a foreign language.
The official decision on the introduction of the subject “Russian language” in the high school system of Serbia (in the former seventh and eighth grade of high school) was made in 1902, so this year marks 120 years of the official presence of the Russian language in Serbian schools.