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First Greek to Receive New Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Speaks Out

Valerios Aslanidis, a Pontic Greek from the city of Anapa on the Black Sea, was the first Greek to receive "Sputnik V," Russia's brand-new coronavirus vaccine. He spoke recently to the Greek press about his experience receiving the experimental vaccine...

Athens and Moscow Search For Ways to Warm Their Chilly Relationship

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday expressed hope that today's meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, will mark the beginning of a new chapter of Greece's longstanding cordial bilateral relations with Russia. "It is a great pleasure for...

Greeks in Moscow Organize Free Public Greek Dance Classes in Gorky Park

A group called "The Association of Greeks in Moscow" has managed to turn historic Gorky Park in central Moscow into a huge dance floor this summer, where people are learning how to dance traditional Greek dances for free. Every Sunday,...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Castigates Moscow Patriarchate Over Ukraine

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I strongly criticized the Russian Patriarchate of Moscow on Tuesday regarding the issue of the independence of the Ukrainian Church. The already-cool relations between the two Christian Orthodox Patriarchates were completely severed a few...

Russia Officially Recognizes North Macedonia’s New Name

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that the country will now officially recognize the Republic of North Macedonia with its new constitutional name. Moscow decided to recognize the country's new name despite its strong disapproval of the Prespa Agreement...

Russia Claims Prespa Agreement ''Imposed From Outside''

Moscow has voiced its criticism of the vote taken in FYROM's parliament regarding the Prespa Agreement, accusing the West on Monday of trying to unlawfully draw the country into the NATO alliance. A statement issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on January 6, on the Feast of the Epiphany. The ceremonies will be held in...

Moscow Accuses Washington of "Unjustifiable Interference" in FYROM's Domestic Affairs

The Russian Foreign Ministry has some tough words for American Assistant Secretary of State John Sullivan, the ministry accused the United States of anti-Russian rhetoric. Sullivan visited Skopje on December 18 and said Russia tried to intervene in the domestic...

Tsipras and Putin to Meet Following Damaged Diplomatic Relations

On Friday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will fly to Moscow, Russia, on an official visit. While there, he will meet with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, as well as the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister, Giorgos Katrougalos,...

Kammenos, in Moscow, Promotes Strategic Relations with Russia

Greece's Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is in Russia as part of a two-day official visit, spanning Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, prior to meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, Kammenos visited the memorial of the unknown soldier in central...