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Dimitris Mardas: Russian Investors Showing Strong Interest in Several Sectors of the Greek Economy

Russian investors are showing strong interest in several sectors of the Greek economy, focusing on transport and inter-regional cooperation, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister responsible for International Economic Affairs Dimitris Mardas told ANA-MPA in an interview on Thursday. “There is strong...

Greece to Become Favorite Holiday Destination for Russians

Greece may become the leader in bookings from Russian tourists by the end of 2016, said the head of Russia’s Federal Tourism Agency, Oleg Safonov. The flow of tourists from Russia to Greece may exceed 1 million people before year’s...

Turkish Military Bases in Cyprus

Outside the entrance of the Military Academy in Ankara, a plaque displays for everyone to see the following wording: "Turklrin en Buyuk dusman Rus bir Yunan iki," which translates to, "The greatest enemy of the Turkish nation is a...

Easter Holidays for Russian Tourists Canceled due to Visa Issuance Delay

At least 20 vacation packages from Russia toward Greece for the Easter Holidays have been canceled in the past few days, due to delays for visa issuance, Russian media report. Since the consulate is not staffed with additional people to respond to...

Fewer Russian Tourists in Greece During Easter Due to Inefficiency of Consulate

Many Russian tourists who wanted to visit Greece during the Easter holidays and the first days of May, will be unable to do so due to the inability of the Greek consulate to respond to the high volume of...

Greece and Cyprus Amongst Russia’s Top Destinations

Russian tourist operators have recorded an augmentation of 10-15% in demand for vacation in May, in comparison to last year, with popular destinations abroad being Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Montenegro, Italy, France, and the Czech Republic. Russians appear to prefer the...

Greece Offers Incentives to Russian Tourists

"We will do everything to ensure timely visa issuance (for Russian citizens) by adding personnel and certainly by speeding up procedures," said Greek government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili in an interview to Russian newspaper Kommersant. Gerovasili also said that Greece will...

‘Contemplative Athena’ Relief Travels to Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos declared 2016 the bilateral year of Russia and Greece. The bilateral year includes dozens of events, such as exhibitions, concerts, theater tours and business negotiations. There are also plans...

Hermitage Museum to Exhibit Archaic Kore from Acropolis Museum

One of the Athens Acropolis' finest and best-preserved votive korai -- the archaic statues depicting young women -- will be presented outside Greece for the first time on Friday, when it is put on display in the Roman Courtyard...

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Greece End of May

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit Athens at the end of May, with the aim to strengthen Greece-Russia ties in financial and energy issues. The official visit has been confirmed by both the Greek government...