Introduction

Map of Vojvodina

The Ruthenians in the Republic of Serbia have, as well as other members of national communities, the possibility of preservation and development of their national identity in the fields guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws. The Ruthenian community has built a system of the most important institutions in the four fields in which it has the guaranteed rights – in the preservation of cultural traditions, language, education and information. These institutions and establishments were established in constant endeavour of Ruthenian creators, leaders and all members of the community to attain the highest standards in the preservation of its own spirituality and its connection with spirituality of peoples and national communities with which the Ruthenians live for centuries in the local environment.