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Greek-Russian Astronaut Ready for Take Off

Many Greeks around the world will never forget the moment when Yurchikhin, the first cosmonaut of Greek descent, brought on 8 January 2003 to the then president of the Hellenic Republic, the Greek  flag he had with him on...

Russia's Sintez Not To Bid For Greece's DEPA, May Bid For DESFA

Russia's Sintez Group will not bid for Greek gas company DEPA, but may bid for its gas-network operator, DESFA, Sintez said Monday. Sintez was one of two Russian companies, alongside state gas giant OAO Gazprom (GAZP.RS) that showed initial interest...

Extension of Tourist Season for Ios

This year, the municipal authorities of Ios are trying to extend the period of receiving and hosting tourists on the island. The Aegean island can accommodate up to 6,000 people with occupancy for June and July already, but the...

Kremlin’s Wine is Made in Mount Athos

The wine served to official guests in Moscow Kremlin, Russia, who are usually leaders of foreign states, is made in the vineyards of Mount Athos. Its name is Kormilitsa and bears the title of Kremlin’s Official Wine. The Russian...

Pyrros Dimas Elected to The IWF Executive Board

On May 22, the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Electoral Congress in Moscow, Russia, was completed and the Federation’s Officers for 2013-2016 were elected. Greece’s delegation consisted of Yiannis Sgouros, the Federation’s lifelong secretary, and the Olympic medalists Pyrros Dimas...

Russia Ties Cyprus Loan Terms to Release of Assets

Russia wants to play a bigger part in talks over solving Cyprus' financial problems but will only restructure its loan to the island if its interests there, especially those related to VTB Bank, are protected, Moscow's finance minister said. Russian...

Cypriot Crisis Inspires Russian Rappers

The economic crisis of Cyprus has  become the source of inspiration for Russian artists. The very popular group of rap United Sexy Boys, (USB,) motivated by the economic and political situation of the island wrote a song that immediately...

While Cyprus Frets, Its Russians Dance

Russian oligarchs, businessmen and alleged mobsters who have poured their money into Cyprus over the last couple of decades, and now could stand to lose millions if the government confiscates up to 20 percent of their bank accounts as...

Greece Still Relies On Russia For Oil

Greece, with no domestic production, needs oil imports from Russia, an amount that covers about 70% of the domestic oil market an overwhelming proportion, after Iran has cut off supplies. In 2012, according to Imerisia, 43.7% of crude oil supplied...

300 Russian Tourists to Greece Stranded in Airports

About 300 Russian tourists cannot fly to Greece due to visa delays that left them stranded in airports, Vladimir Kaganer, head of Russia’s Tez Tour operator, told Interfax on Monday. The problem occurred late last week, when a Greek visa...