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Greek PM Tsipras Meets with Pontic Associations on the 100th Anniversary of the Pontic Genocide

"Tomorrow is a very important day for Hellenism as a whole, not just for Pontian Hellenism. It is a day of remembrance of the Genocide - a century ago - of the Greeks of Pontus," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

100 Years Since the Pontian Genocide

  It has been 100 years since the Pontian Genocide, and Pontic Greeks remember May 19 as a black day each and every year. At the same time, it is a date used to strengthen the bonds between them all...

Greek Dancers Form Human Chain in Shape of Macedonia

One-thousand-five-hundred dancers have formed a human chain in the shape of Macedonia for an impressive aerial photograph. The dancers' difficult task took place during the 7th Convention of Greek Traditions in Edessa, northern Greece, entitled 'The dance is life'. An initiative of the...

'Dream Big' Greek-Origin Cosmonaut Tells Kids

  Greece has honored the first cosmonaut of Greek origin, Fyodor Yurchikhin Grammatikopoulos, who sent a message to the country's children to "not be afraid to have big dreams". Sunday's ceremony took place at the northern city's Royal Theater with several...

Pontian “Momogeroi” to Visit Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

The custom of Momogeroi and the play "I Manassia ki Syrketai" will be presented by the Educational Pontian Association of Agios Dimitrios - Ryakion at the Melbourne Festival "Antipodes". According to Pontos News, the presentation will be done after an...

Hagiographies of Hagia Sophia of Trebizond to See the Light Again (video)

Turkish authorities have given the green light for the renovation of Hagia Sophia of Trebizond, including the uncovering of all hagiographies that are now covered with wood panels. Hagia Sophia of Trebizond, is one of the most important Pontian monuments....

Pontians Celebrate in 13th Pan-Hellenic Festival of Pontian Dances (video)

The 13th Pan-Hellenic Festival of Pontian Dances; organized by the Pan-Pontian Federation of Greece and the Association of Pontian Societies of Southern Greece and Islands on Saturday, was a great success. Thousands of people gathered at the Peace and Friendship...

Pontian Brotherhood Dance Troupe Shines in “Let’s Go Greek” Festival (video)

On Sunday, the Greek community of Parramatta and the surrounding suburbs of Sydney, celebrated the annual "Let's Go Greek" festival, organized by the local Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of "St Ioannis". During the all-day festival, Greek dance groups, among them...

Greek Presidential Guard Faints during Pontian Genocide Ceremony (video)

A man of the Greek Presidential Guard wearing Pontian traditional attire fainted during the ceremony to commemorate the Pontian Genocide (May 19) on Friday. The incident occurred at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the Greek Parliament...

Golden Dawn Wreath Laying Causes Clash

Skirmishes erupted between members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and leftist supporters in the western Greek town of Agrinio when a lawmaker from the extremists, Kostas Barbarousis stepped forward to lay a wreath at a Pontian Genocide memorial...