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West and South Slavonic Languages and Cultures belongs to the Department of Modern Languages.

P.O. Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40 B)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki


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Four Slavonic subjects are offered in the Department of Modern Languages, including three that are concerned with the East Slavonic languages: Russian Language and Literature, Translation of Russian, and Ukrainian Studies (minor subject only). These pages provide information on the fourth subject, West and South Slavonic Languages and Cultures.

The ten West and South Slavonic countries from Poland to Bulgaria are located in the middle of Europe, at the point of intersection between the West European, East European, and Islamic traditions. Each of them has its own unique culture that we invite you to explore. Which is your favourite city: Warsaw, Kraków, Prague, Brno, Ljubljana, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Ohrid, Plovdiv, Varna, or yet another?