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Ambassador Maslov Highlights Russian Role in Greek Revolution of 1821

Andrei Maslov, the Ambassador of Russia to Greece, explained recently his nation's role in assisting the Greeks during the War of Independence and the Greek Revolution of 1821. Speaking with Greece's OPEN tv, Maslov explained how the Russians were either...

Greeks Remember Genocide of Their Ancestors in Pontus

Every year on May 19 Pontic Greeks commemorate one of the darkest pages in Hellenic history, as the date will forever be connected to the genocide of their ancestors at the hands of the Turks. The Pontic Genocide cost 353,000...

”It’s Not Constantinople, It’s Istanbul; It’s Islam-bul” Turkey’s Erdogan Says

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that still ''there are people who want to see Istanbul as Constantinople,'' on Saturday. Erdogan was participating in the series of public spectacles and events which Turkey organizes every year on the occasion of the...

Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino: Major Victory in Greece’s War of Independence

One of the most crucial dates in Greece's War of Independence is October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of European powers defeated the mighty Ottoman naval forces at Navarino. After almost 400 years of Ottoman rule,...

The Great Fighters of Greece’s War of Independence

The Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire, which began in 1821, resembles the stuff of legend.

How the Holocaust of Arkadi Put an End to Legitimacy of Ottoman Rule in Crete

Although mainland Greece had been liberated from the Ottomans since the late 1820s, Crete was still suffering under Sultan rule. The Ottoman oppression forced the Pancretan Assembly to meet in Chania on May 14, 1866 and draw a list of...

When Greeks Took Back Acropolis From the Ottomans in 1822

The takeover of Acropolis by the Greek rebels on June 9, 1822 was a crucial step in Greece's War of Independence against the ruling Ottomans, only one year after the declaration of the revolution. The Greek revolt that started in...

564 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire (Video)

May 29 marks the 56th anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II. A...

“The Promise” Director on Armenian, Greek Genocide: “It’s Important to Get this Story Out”

"The Promise," the newest film by Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda") starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and Shohreh Aghdashloo, follows a love triangle during the genocide of Armenians, Greeks and other Christians by the Ottoman Empire. Set during the last days...

Thessaloniki Celebrates 104th Liberation Anniversary

The First Balkan War in 1912, found Greece and allies Bulgaria and Serbia close to defeating the faltering Ottoman Empire in the Macedonia region. The Greek army was marching from victory to victory in Western Macedonia. However, serious disputes between...