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"Laza Kostic"

"Laza Kostic"

Laza Kostic, the "Serbian Shakespeare", as he was called in his youth, was a poet, playwright, philosopher, polyglot, translator, doctor of law, the first President of the Association of Journalists of Serbia, public orator, dedicated sportsman and a liturgical Christian, who dedicated his entire life to the youth.

Laza Kostic as an inspiration

Being the man that he was, he inspired the pianist Marina Milic (today Radovic) to establish the "Laza Kostic" Found in London in 1991, with the aim of introducing to the world public, as well as Serbs in the diaspora, the character and work of Laza Kostic.

"Laza Kostic" Foundation | Novi Sad | Serbia | founder Marina Milic Radovic, professor at AUNS

In 2009, lawyer Nevena Slovic and theatre expert Zoran Maksimovic joined her to establish a sister foundation in Belgrade, and in 2016 in Novi Sad.

Adhering to the position of the author of the poem Santa Maria della Salute that "the cross is the most powerful principle of the universe", the Found nurtures the character and work of Laza Kostic in an unusual and innovative way, especially devoting itself to quality educational, artistic, sports and spiritual activities for children and the youth.

The Endowment’s Patron

The Endowment’s Patron

The "Laza Kostic" Found helped sell the book Tesla: Duhovni lik (Tesla: The Spiritual Character), promoted the book to the public and will be one of the co-publishers of the English edition of the book, the sales of which will support the work of the Endowment.

Patron | knowledge, righteousness, selflessness | "Petar Mandic" Endowment


The "Laza Kostic" Found, Novi Sad

Marina Milic Radovic
[Professor at the Academy of Music of Novi Sad]
Founder and Manager of the Found

Milosa Bajica 7
SRB-21101 Novi Sad
Republic of Serbia

Phone: +381 (0)21 522 918
Mobile: +381 (0)64 464 99 14

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"Petar Mandic" Endowment
Gandijeva 44/49
Postal Number
Municipality of New Belgrade
Date establishment
Registration Body
Serbian Business Registers Agency, Republic Serbia