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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...

Russia Dismisses Reports of Recognizing Occupied Northern Cyprus

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has dismissed reports that Moscow is negotiating a potential recognition of occupied Northern Cyprus. Maria Zakharova indicated that Moscow and Ankara are not negotiating the mutual recognition of Crimea as a Russian republic and Northern...

Russian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Settlement in Crimea

Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences Archaeological Institute discovered a previously unknown ancient Greek settlement in eastern Crimea on Friday, a TASS report says. Chairman of the State Committee for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Crimea...

Crimean Bridge Construction Site Reveals More Treasures From Ancient Greece

The head of Russia's Academy of Sciences under water unit, Sergei Olkhovsky, announced on Wednesday that part of an ancient Greek terra-cotta statue was discovered at the Crimean bridge construction site, TASS, the Russian News Agency has reported. The discovery...

Ancient Greek Fortress Over 2,000-years-old Discovered in Crimea

A joint excavation on the part of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Archaeology and researchers of the East Crimean Museum Preserve have unveiled an ancient Greek fortress built over 2,000 years ago. The dig took place near the...

Ukraine Beats Russia in Most ‘Political’ Eurovision Contest

Jamala from Ukraine was the surprise winner of Saturday's Eurovision song contest, beating Russia in the most "political" competition in Eurovision history. Russia's Sergey Lazarev was the clear favorite, in betting agencies at least, but he ended up in third...

Russian President Putin Visits Ancient Shipwreck in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is known for his athletic and active lifestyle, decided to dive in a small submarine off the coast of Crimea to see up close a 10th century shipwreck. According to images broadcasted on Russian television,...

Russians’ Cutting Back on Vacations Hurt Greek Economy

The Russian currency's exchange rate depreciation, as well as bureaucratic issues, have greatly affected the flow of Russian tourists to Greece. According to the media, Russian tour operators estimated that the flow of tourists from Russia is lower, compared to...

Ancient Greek Site in Crimea Under Federal Control Due to Public Outrage

Russian President Vladimir Putin placed one of Europe's most sacred spiritual symbols and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient Greek colony of Chersonesus in Crimea, under federal control, after social turmoil spread over the appointment of its director. Strong public criticism and furious...

Byzantine Ship Wreck Discovered in Black Sea

The wreck of a large Byzantine ship, dating from the 10th century and filled with amphorae, was discovered by divers off the coast of Sevastopol in Crimea. The shipwreck was discovered by a Russian archaeological submarine mission in the Black...