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The History of the Ancient Greek Colonies in the Black Sea

The ancient Greeks established cities across the four corners of the Mediterranean. However, the Black Sea was of particular importance to them, with the area becoming a hub of the ancient Greek world beyond its metropolis. The ventures into the...

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

The UNESCO-listed city of Chersonesus (Greek: Χερσόνησος), located on the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula was an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago. Despite the fact that the area is now part of Russia following its...

Russia’s Military Dolphins May Have Escaped, Intelligence Analyst Says

Severe weather hit the Black Sea this week, causing significant damage along the coast. One notable impact was on the harbor of Sevastopol in occupied Crimea, where the Russian navy housed its military dolphins. The storm left the pens holding...

Tomb in Crimea a Triumph of Ancient Greek Architecture

The monumental tomb known as the "Royal Kurgan of Kerch" in 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 of...

Ukraine Claims to Have Killed Commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet

Ukraine has claimed it killed the commander of Russia’s Black Sea fleet in an unprecedented missile strike on the naval headquarters in the annexed Crimean peninsula last week. It marked a major blow for Moscow, which has suffered a string...

Crimea Bridge Crucial to Russia’s War Gets Blasted

A Crimea bridge crucial for Russia's military supply was damaged by a huge blast on Saturday morning. 

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...

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...

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...