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Thousands Arrested in Russia Following Anti-War Protests

Russian police have arrested thousands of anti-war protesters after President Vladimir Putin’s partial draft of reserve forces. Armed forces detained over 1,300 Russian civilians in almost thirty-nine cities. The Russian human rights group OVD confirmed over five hundred in...

Tomb in Crimea a Triumph of Ancient Greek Architecture

The monumental tomb known as the "Royal Kurgan of Kerch" in the Crimea was constructed in the 4th century BC; its ancient Greek architecture is evidence of the colony there that was founded by the Greek city of Miletus...

History of the Greeks in Ukraine: Staying Silent We Betray Our Heritage

The history of the Greeks’ presence on the northern shore of the Black Sea, what is now Ukraine and Russia, goes back millennia, even before the Classical Greek era. The Myceneans, one of history’s first seafaring cultures, knew the Black...

Ancient Greek City of Chersonesus in Crimea Founded 2,500 Years Ago

The UNESCO - listed city of Chersonesus, located on the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula -- now part of Russia after its 2014 invasion of the area -- was an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago. Settlers...

American Producer Arrested for Trying to Set-up TV Station in Greece on Behalf of Russian Oligarch

American TV producer John Hanick aka “Jack Hanick,” United States citizen, has been charged with violating the Crimea-related United States sanctions in connection with his years-long work in Greece, Bulgaria and Russia for the sanctioned Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev. According...

Russian Major General Killed in Ukraine Invasion

A Russian general has been killed in Ukraine in what amounts to a major blow for Russia as it enters its second week after last Thursday's invasion of the country. Major General Andrey Sukhovetsky, the deputy commander of the 41st...

Russia Claims More Troops Withdrawn from Ukraine’s Border

Russia’s Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that additional troops are leaving Crimea near the border with Ukraine, having completed military drills. It follows yesterday’s claim that some of its troops massed on the Ukrainian border were pulling back. "Units of...

Russia Says it is Withdrawing Troops from Ukraine Border

Russia announced on Tuesday it is pulling back some of its troops from near Ukraine after a build-up raised fears of an invasion. The Russian defense ministry said that large-scale drills continued but that some units were returning to their...

US Warns that Russia Could Invade Ukraine “At Any Time”

The US warned that Russia could invade Ukraine "at any time" on Friday, and urged US citizens to leave the country as soon as possible. Although Russia has stated many times that it does not intend to invade the country,...

Russia Suspends its NATO Mission After Spy Accusation

Russia announced on Monday that it will be suspending its mission to the NATO alliance after they accused the country of employing intelligence officers at its mission's office. NATO alleged that eight Russians at its mission in Brussels were actually...