Finský kolotoč Čedomira Cvetkoviće

Title in English Finnish Carousel of Čedomir Cvetković


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mladá slavistika III. Slavistika mezi generacemi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Serbia; Finland; translation; interpreting; politics; relations; Čedomir Cvetković
Description Čedomir Cvetković (1925-2014), a prominent Yugoslav diplomat as well as one of the first Serbs to speak Finnish, was instrumental in the significant development of Serbian-Finnish relations. Whether it was creating the Serbian-Finnish association or free Finnish lessons in Serbia (Belgrade, Obrenovac). As an expert on Swedish and Finnish language, he participated in many meetings of Yugoslav and Scandinavian politicians as an interpreter. He was interested in the similarities between Serbian and Finnish literature as well as all about Finnish culture. His educational activities included many lectures, seminars, studies, articles, etc., which acquainted Serbs with this Nordic country. Between 1978 and 1982, he served as a counsellor at the Yugoslav Embassy in Helsinki. Among other things, he worked as a writer as well as translator from Finnish and Swedish into Serbian. Thanks to his work, more than 10 titles by major Nordic authors were translated into Serbian.
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