May it be full of good health, lots of personal contacts and endless creative inspirations!
Before the end of the year, the 15th anniversary of the 100 Slavic Novels collection was celebrated at the Russian State Library, the largest library in Russia and one of the largest in the world. Slovenian writer Gabriela Babnik took part in the event. Her novel Intimno (Intimate) is included in the Slovenian list of the collection.
Every year, Gourmand confers international awards for the best cookbooks on food and drink culture and upon its 25th anniversary they conferred the Best of the Best 25 awards. One of the recipients was also Janez Bogataj with his book At the Table with the Slavs. The book was published in Slovenian and English languages by the Forum of Slavic Cultures.
Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, met with Maja Gojković, President of the FSK Board, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, in Villa Zlatica. They talked about the international foundation’s strategic orientation and events to be organized in Serbia in the framework of FSK projects in the following months.
Forum of Slavic Cultures and partners kicked off the Slavic Seasons cycle at Bogenšperk Castle with the first in the series of events. Young grammar school students from Celje and Litija listened to the motivational address by Dmitry Polikanov, Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo, and talked to Slovenian author Vlado Žabot and Yulia Sozina, literary historian from Russia.