The Greek Archaeologist Who Discovered Alexander’s City of Bactria
Prominent Russian archaeologist of Greek-Pontic descent Victor Sarigiannidis is the man who discovered the ancient city of Bactria
The Australian Savior of Thousands of Pontian Greek Refugees
Australian George Treloar saved thousands of Pontian Greek refugees who were forced to flee their ancestral homes in Turkey in the 1920s.
Pontian Greek Representative Detained in Turkey on Eve of Feast of Panagia
George Varythymiadis, a representative of the Pontian Greeks, was detained at the Istanbul airport by the Turkish authorities on Friday.
Thessaloniki to Commemorate Pontic Genocide
A giant-size banner was placed on Saturday on the facade of the Thessaloniki City Hall in memory of the killing of some 353,000 Greeks of Pontus by the Turks in 1919. The banner shows a map of Pontus and an...
New Online Dictionary of Pontic Greek Dialect Launched
An online dictionary of Pontic dialect in Modern Greek and three other languages is created by a Russian poet and Russian linguists, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reports. The first 17 entries of the Pontic Dictionaries Electronic Dictionary in Modern Greek...
Panagia Soumela Monastery will Not be Open for Dormition of Virgin Mary Liturgy
The emblematic Panagia Soumela Monastery in Trabzon, Turkey will not be open for the Dormition of Virgin Mary liturgy on August 15 since restoration works are not completed yet, according to a Skai television report. The monastery, which is the most...
Canadian PM Trudeau Urged to Recognize Pontic Greek Genocide
The Canadian Hellenic Congress called upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government to issue a proclamation to recognize the early-twentieth century genocide of the Hellenes of the Pontus area of Asia Minor. The Pontic Greek Genocide, together with those...
A Journey with Symbolism: Bicyclist Connects Panagia Soumela Monasteries in Veria, Trabzon
In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek region of Macedonia, to the Panagia Soumela Monastery in present-day Turkey, near the city of...
May 19: Remembering the Pontic-Greek Genocide 1913-1922
On Feb. 24, 1994, the Greek parliament voted unanimously in favor of recognizing the Pontian Genocide and instituted May 19 as a Remembrance Day. The history of the Pontic Greeks goes as far back as Ancient Greece. After the fall of...
Canadian City Recognizes Greek Genocide Despite Turkish Pressure
A declaration recognizing the Pontic Greek genocide has been passed by the Canadian city of Laval, Quebec, despite demands from the Consul General of Turkey in Montreal that it be withdrawn. On Tuesday, local lawmakers voted to adopt a resolution...
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