Today, in the Institute for Culture of the Ruthenians in Vojvodina office, Sergej Tamaš MA, the Institute’s director and Vladimir Čizmar, chairman of the “Pact Ruthenorum” civic association, have signed a Business Cooperation Agreement concerning this year’s financial support for the “VODOVA FEST 2013” festival. It has to be emphasized that the seventh “VODOVA FEST” prmarily has the goal to promote and bring the Rusyn youth and community together and also to attract other people who support this type of creative youth’s ideas and initiatives.
On Tuesday, July the 2nd 2013, in the Institute for the Culture of the Ruthenians in Vojvodina office, the Institute’s director, Sergej Tamaš MA, welcomed Sofiya Fedyna from L’viv, Ukraine, chairwoman of the World Federation of Ukrainian-Lemko Organisations (SFULO), candidate of political sciences and preformer of Lemko folk music, with which she performed at the „Červena ruža“ festival of Rusyn culture. It was discussed, through a cordial dialogue, about potential possibilities of cooperation between the Institute and eminent cultural institutions in L’viv and Ukraine in whole, about current challenges the Rusyn community in Serbia and Vojvodina is facing and about Sofiya Fedyna’s further professional plans. Just before Fedyna’s departure, director Tamaš presented her the Institute’s capital publications. It was mutually arranged that the current progress on strengthening the cooperation with this internationally acclaimed young expert and artist will be continued.