Zlatko Dalić Presents his Book “Russia of Our Dreams” in Moscow

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Slobodan Kadić

Slobodan Kadić writes about the presentation of a book written by Zlatko Dalić, Croatian national football team coach, about the experiences he and his team had during last year’s World Cup 2018, held in Russia, where Croatia took the silver. The book has been translated to Russian, and can now be purchased in Moscow.



Slobodan Kadić

The presentation was organized by Podravka food and pharmaceuticals company, Croatian Embassy in Moscow and Croatian Tourist Board. Numerous notable Russian celebrities came to the presentation, and the one that stood out was Stanislav Cherchesov, Russian national team coach (his team lost the quarter-finals match against Croatia). The presentation was held on Friday, June 14th – which is, not at all coincidentally, the day the World Cup 2018 in Russia started on last year.


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Zlatko Dalić said at the presentation that it’s an amazing feeling to return to Russia, and refresh the memories of a magnificent result. He thanked Podravka and Sportske novosti daily who helped tell the story of how a small county like Croatia became the most proud one in the world, the story of working together that makes everything possible. He added that he’s happy that the book is available in Russian now, to thank the people of Russia for all the hospitality and beautiful moments that happened in their country, and that he and his team will never forget.


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Marin Pucar, Podravka CEO said that Vegeta is what started the cooperation, and these days many other favourite Podravka products can be found on Russian tables. He added that they’re happy to contribute to the trade and friendship between Russia and Croatia. Mario Zorko, editor-in-charge of the Sportske Novosti (the daily sports’ newspaper in Croatia) which published the book was at the presentation, as well as former Croatian national team players Stipe Pletikosa and Ivica Olić, who spent parts of their careers in Russia.

The presentation was held at the Culture Centre in Moscow, a famous Croatian singer Petar Grašo performed his hits, Croatian delicacies and Croatian wine were served to the guests.

Translated by Iva Tatić


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