This good news came against the background of a friendly visit to Moscow by Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik, whom Russian leader Vladimir Putin met in the Kremlin the day before. The President of the Russian Federation thanked his interlocutor for the fact that “thousands of schoolchildren in the Republika Srpska study the Russian language and interest in the Russian language and Russian culture is supported at the state level.”
Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Milan Kulich said that the University has established very good ties with universities, academies and organizations of the Russian Federation, has successfully implemented numerous joint projects aimed mainly at student exchanges and internships for teachers. . According to the rector, the universities of the Republika Srpska have long had to pay special attention to programs for the study of the Russian language. “We have already done a lot in this direction on the basis of the Faculty of Philosophy, including within the framework of our program “Russian language and international relations” and the Center for the study of Russian culture,” the scientist stated. I belong to the older generation. I studied in primary and secondary schools. As rector, I see that it is important to return the Russian language to the schools and universities of the RS.”
The professor described the participation of Republika Srpska universities in contests for scholarships from the Russian Federation for scientific research as very important, as well as in carrying out joint activities to preserve historical memory and counteract the falsification of history. He expressed his readiness to expand cooperation with the Russian Historical Society and the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences. I especially stressed the fact that the Serbian people are proud of their contribution in the fight against the greatest evil in the history of mankind – fascism. At the same time, in his opinion, “in the context of continuing attempts to revise the results of the Second World War, it is important to focus on educating the younger generations, strengthening their understanding of the past, the importance of the Victory over El Nazism, the severity of sacrifices and the very struggle for freedom, and also create a barrier to the revival of the ideology of evil.