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First Trucks Forced Back to Greece after Russian Import Embargo

The first trucks that were transporting Greek peaches and nectarines to Russia, returned back to Greece without being able to unload their goods due to the import embargo imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on products from Europe, USA, Australia and Canada. Putin...

Russia Imposes One-Year Ban on Food Imports from West

The Russian government has imposed a ban on most food imports from the United States, the European Union and other Western nations in apparent retaliation for their sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the...

Putin's "Right Hand" Not Allowed in Greece

The Greek Foreign Ministry has barred Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko, a high-level official of the Russian government, from coming to Greece. A Turkish newspaper of Thrace that published the incident referred to a "serious diplomatic crisis between Athens and Moscow." According to...

Putin Signs the Decree of Rehabilitation

The decree for the rehabilitation of minorities such as Armenians, Greeks, Germans and Tatars, who had suffered in the days of Stalin -- according to the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement at a meeting of the State Council -- has...

Cyprus Seeks to Shield Russian Money Flows

Cyprus wants to shield financial flows with Russia, where it’s the biggest foreign investor, as the US and the European Union ratchet up sanctions in response to President Vladimir Putin’s annexing Crimea from Ukraine. The island nation, a eurozone member,...

Venizelos Wants EU To Relent on Russia

With Europe largely reliant on Russia for its gas and energy supplies, and Greece depending on Russian investments during a crushing economic crisis, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos said there should be no sanctions on Russia for invading Crimea...

Samaras Asks Putin For Cheap Gas

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, in a sideline meeting in Brussels, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to lower the prices that Greece pays for Russian gas, but didn't get a commitment. The two men met in Brussels after Samaras addressed...

Samaras to Hold Talks With Putin in Brussels

Greece 's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Brussels on Tuesday in what will be their first meeting for about two years. Samaras will be in Brussels to speak at the “Industry Matters”...

"Greeting" Competition Winner in Greece to Meet Putin

An original gesture in social media (Facebook), is landing Julia Gavrilova a face to face meeting with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. This is to be arranged by the President of the Cultural Association "Russian House", based...

Putin Launches Olympic Torch Relay for Sochi Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic flame on Red Square on Sunday, but the four-month relay to Sochi for the Winter Games got off to a rocky start when one of the torches went out. The glitch occurred...