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Mikhail Gorbachev: Last Soviet Leader Dies Aged 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader whose reforms brought about the demise of communism, died on Tuesday in Moscow. He was ninety-one. Gorbachev died after a “difficult and protracted illness,” Russian news agencies reported. Recent reports suggested he was suffering...

Russia Strike on Ukraine Railway Station Kills 25, Injures Dozens

Russia's strike on a Ukraine railway station on Wednesday killed at least twenty-five people and injured fifty, authorities in Kyiv said. The strike occurred as the country marked six months since Moscow’s invasion, coinciding with the anniversary of its independence...

Truman Doctrine: How America Helped Greece Avoid Falling into Soviet Orbit

The 1947 Truman Doctrine was crucial for Greece to avoid falling into the sphere of Soviet influence while the country was ravaged by the Civil War (1946-1949)

Greek Basketball Legend Fasoulas Responds to 1987 Bribery Allegations

Greek basketball legend Panagiotis Fasoulas responded to allegations by a former Soviet team player that Greece attempted to bribe the Soviets

Communist Party Commemorates Late Leader Zachariadis

The Greek Communist Party (KKE) has commemorated its late wartime leader Nikos Zachariadis, whom it had denounced in 1957. During a ceremony in Surgut, in Russia's Siberia region, where Zachariadis had spent the last years of his life, a KKE delegation headed by the...

Greek Diaspora Teachers Visit Thessaloniki

Seventy Greek language teachers from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Georgia have arrived in Thessaloniki as part of a pilot training program for educators from countries of the former Soviet Union. The Greek Diaspora teachers had the opportunity to learn about the activities...