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Greece Eases Visa Regime for Some Russian Travelers
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Greece Eases Visa Regime for Some Russian Travelers

Panos - Jun 06, 2017

The government of Greece has approved for 2017 a simplified visa regime for Russians arriving by ferry from Turkey to the Greek Islands of the Aegean (Rhodes,…

Russian hackers attacked US Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Russian hackers attacked US Joint Chiefs of Staff

Panos - Dec 16, 2016

Amid the ongoing uproar caused by the CIA’s assessment that Russian-baked hackers were responsible for the hacked DNC e-mails and their passing on to wikileaks, which influenced…

Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election
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Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election

Panos - Sep 19, 2016

Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday. The ruling United Russia party won 51 percent in Sunday’s election,…

Putin’s Aide Visits Greece Despite Being on EU’s Sanctions List
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Putin’s Aide Visits Greece Despite Being on EU’s Sanctions List

chris1 - Sep 04, 2016

President Vladimir Putin‘s aide Vladislav Surkov has visited Mount Athos in Greece despite being on the European Union sanctions list, says a Time magazine report. In late…

IOC overturns complete ban on Russia for Rio2016 Games
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IOC overturns complete ban on Russia for Rio2016 Games

chris1 - Jul 24, 2016

Olympics officials said on Sunday that all Russian athletes are considered tainted by the country’s state-run doping scheme and that they are not allowed to compete in…

Greece and Russia hold religious tourism conference at Lagonissi
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Greece and Russia hold religious tourism conference at Lagonissi

Panos - May 20, 2016

A Greek-Russian conference on pilgrimage and religious tourism will be held on Friday, May 20, at the Grand Resort Lagonissi, Attica. The conference has been announced after…

Russian tourism head says Russian tourists in Greece could reach 1mln in 2016
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Russian tourism head says Russian tourists in Greece could reach 1mln in 2016

Panos - May 12, 2016

The head of the Russian Federal Tourism Service, Oleg Safonov predicted the number of Russian tourists visiting Greece in 2016 could reach 1 million. Speaking at the…

Tsipras said to hope Russia will show interest in Greek economy
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Tsipras said to hope Russia will show interest in Greek economy

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would like to see Russian involvement in Greece’s privatization program, according to a top Russian official who told Kathimerini on Friday that there…

Putin names United States among threats
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Putin names United States among threats

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The document, 'About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation', was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed…

Russian court orders arrest of oil tycoon
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Russian court orders arrest of oil tycoon

Panos - Dec 23, 2015

Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for Kremlin critic and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky whom police accuse of ordering the killing of the mayor of…

Russia confirms food embargo on Ukraine
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Russia confirms food embargo on Ukraine

Panos - Dec 22, 2015

Russia says a ban on Western food products will also apply to Ukraine from the start of next year when a free trade agreement comes into force…

Greek-Russian cooperation in cruise ‪tourism
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Greek-Russian cooperation in cruise ‪tourism

Sokratis - Nov 28, 2015

A Greek-Russian cooperation on tourism is under discussion, Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for International Economic Relations Dimitris Mardas said on Friday. It refers to cruise ships that…

Russia sends a dozen military air jets to Syria
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Russia sends a dozen military air jets to Syria

Panos - Nov 26, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given Turkey a “stark warning” by deploying its most advanced air defense system to the Hmeymim Air Base in Syria following Turkey’s…

Xydakis: Tension between Russian and Turkey must be resolved through diplomacy
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Xydakis: Tension between Russian and Turkey must be resolved through diplomacy

Panos - Nov 25, 2015

"Every Greek citizen's position is to find a way to resolve the issue through diplomacy," stated Alternate Foreign Minister for European Issues Nikos Xydakis on Wednesday referring…

Greece says Russia still interested in Greek railways, port
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Greece says Russia still interested in Greek railways, port

makis - Nov 20, 2015

Russia is still interested in buying Greek railways and the country's second-biggest port OLTH, Greece's infrastructure minister said on Friday afer meeting Russia's deputy prime minister, Arkady…