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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,...

Greeks of Ukraine Celebrate Hellenic Heritage in Spectacular Festival

The 18th "Great Feast", one of the largest and most beloved cultural events of the Greeks of eastern Ukraine, was held in Mariupol on September 25. This Pan-Ukrainian Festival of Greek Culture is held every two years under the aegis...

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...

Greeks in Ukraine Fear for Their Lives

Ukrainians of Greek descent, fearing for their lives, are asking Greece for special diaspora ID documents to help them escape the country beset by violence. The Federation of Greek Communities of Ukraine is set to address a letter to the Greek Parliament requesting the Special...

Putin Pledges to Protect Minorities in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin, at his annual question-and-answer session with the public, assured that the legitimate rights and interests of the Crimean peoples displaced during the Stalinist era will be restored. “We are about to sign a decree. We are working...