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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...

Greek Yiayia Honored for Learning Pontic Greek Dialect at 92

Maria Sotiriadou, a 92-year old Greek woman living in Thessaloniki, will soon be honored by the University of Macedonia for her dedication to learning the Pontic Greek dialect through a series of classes offered by the University. Born in June...

Thousands Gather for Greek Pontic Celebration in Thessaloniki (video)

More than 2,500 dancers participated in a celebration of Greek Pontic culture held on Saturday in Thessaloniki. The event was organized by the Panpontian Federation of Greece to honor the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Pontian genocide. Thousands of...

Restored Monastery Draws Tourists Exploring Pontic Greek Heritage

A Pontic Greek monastery in Turkey's Black Sea region is open for tourism after being restored, local authorities have said. The Virgin Mary Monastery in Kayadibi village, located in the province of Giresun’s Sebinkarahisar district, is second only to the famous Sumela...