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Summit Between Biden and Putin to be held Wednesday

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Geneva this Wednesday. The American and Russian leaders will be meeting for the first time since Biden took office in January. This closely watched,...

Prince Charles, Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin Invited to Greek Bicentenary Celebration

Greece has extended an invitation to three world leaders to participate in the 200-year anniversary of the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in March 2021. Invitations have been extended to Prince Charles, representing the U.K. and Emmanuel Macron...

Analysts See Turkey Repeating Cyprus Invasion in Syrian Offensive

Turkey's new offensive in northern Syria is reminiscent in many ways of the invasion of Cyprus in 1974, showing Ankara's expansionist tendencies once again, according to Greek and Cypriot analysts. Turkey launched its "Operation Peace Spring" on October 9 in...

Putin Slams Prespa Agreement

Russian president Putin has criticized the name deal between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), suggesting it is part of a campaign to increase western influence in the Balkan region. In an interview with Serbia’s Vecernje Novosti...

Tsipras Says Greece is Bridge Between Russia and EU

Greece can be the bridge between Russia and the EU and NATO, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday in a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. "The important historical background of Greek-Russian relations has...

Greek PM Tsipras to Meet with Putin in Moscow on December 7

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on December 7, according to Maximos Mansion. The meeting that seemed impossible two months ago, when Greece and Russia were in a diplomatic spat with...

Tsipras Aims to Put Diplomatic Crisis Behind in Russia Visit

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is to visit Russia in December where he will hold talks with the country's President Vladimir Putin, Moscow has confirmed. Preparations for a visit to Russia are underway, the visit may take place in the coming...

Putin Extends Support to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was visiting Ankara, and exchanged good wishes for Easter. The Russian president referred to Bartholomew by his official title, 'Patriarch of Constantinople,' using the Christian name for...

Putin Invites Greek PM to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Moscow, after a telephone conversation during the latter's stay in Brussels for an EU summit. Tsipras called Putin on Thursday to congratulate him personally for his victory in the...

The Byzantine History of Putin’s Russian Empire

By Theodore Christou*, The Conversation Russian athletes were conspicuous in their neutral colors during 2018's Winter Olympics and Paralympics due to a ban imposed on the grounds of systemic doping by the Russian state. However, in Vancouver in 2010 and in...