Tagged: Russian

Breaking: Russian Ambassador to Turkey murdered in shooting

The Russian ambassador to Ankara, Andrei Karlov, has been shot and killed while visiting a photo gallery in the Turkish capital. Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests in Turkey over Russia’s military intervention in Syria. Mr Karlov was taken to hospital to be treated, where he later […]

Monument to WWI Russian soldiers in Florina

The unveiling of the monument for the Russian soldiers of the Macedonian Front of World War I, who died fighting in the Battle of Florina in September 1916, took place last Saturday in the border town, in the presence of Consul General of the Russian Federation in Thessaloniki Alexey Popov and Florina mayor Yannis Voskopoulos. […]

Turkey prevents Russian vessels getting through Bosphorus Strait

As media report, Turkish authorities prevent Russian vessels passing through the Bosphorus Strait which constitutes a clear violation of international norms, resulting to dozens of Russian ships waiting for hours to get Turkey’s permission to pass. RIA Novosti cited Viktor Kravchenko, former chief of staff of the Russian Navy, who said that a possible unilateral […]

Russian lawmakers call for a return of Hagia Sophia to Orthodoxy!

Sergei Gavrilov, an MP from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) urged Turkey to return the Hagia Sophia Cathedral to the Orthodox Christian Church. He said that in this way Ankara would demonstrate that good will is above politics. “We expect the Turkish side to show a goodwill gesture and return Hagia Sophia […]

Lavrov: The downing of the Russian jet was a planned provocation

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey was a “planned provocation.” Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday during the press conference that Moscow will re-consider its relations with Ankara following the shooting down of the jet on the Turkey-Syria border, but he didn’t mention any specific measures Russia would […]