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Russia and Turkey claim they have signed S-400 contract

Money sent, contract signed. The contract for S-400 missiles systems has been allegedly signed between Russia and Turkey. The military aide for military-technical cooperation of President Vladimir Putin announced the deal signature, said the contract was now about to be executed. On the Turkish side, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced …

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“I had agreed with Russia to give cash that would help with Grexit,” claims ex Syriza Minister

Panagiotis Lafazanis, energy minister in the first SYRIZA government, claimed he had agreed with Moscow in 2015 that Russia would make a down-payment for a gas pipeline so that the money could be used to finance rexit if the country would decide to leave the euro zone. Lafazanis told Vima …

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Crete: Russians say poisonous mushrooms kill Russian tourist, sent her husband to ICU

One Russian woman died and her husband is in intensive care unit with multiple organ collapse short after they arrived in Crete together with their minor-aged children. The incident occurred last Sunday and both the death and the illness  were considered as “mysterious”. A week later, the mystery is allegedly …

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Greece may benefit from Brexit as shipping companies leave London

Greece is unlikely to suffer significant losses amid Brexit but could instead benefit from shipping and service companies looking for alternative post-Brexit locations, Vassilios Korkidis, the president of the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE), told Russia’s Sputnik. The Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union …

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Orthodox Christians, incl Greeks, want a strong Russia to counter the West

Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe but also in Greece express pro-Russia views and many would like to see Russia playing a stronger role in the area in order to balance the influence of the West. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center majorities in Orthodox countries …

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Russia’s Consul found dead in Athens home

Greek police say the head of the consular section at the Russian Embassy in Athens has been found dead in his apartment, but there are no immediate indications of foul play. A consular employee found the body of 54-year-old Consul Andrei Malanin at his apartment in the Greek capital on …

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Greek among the injured in Russian ambassador’s assassination in Ankara

Turkish interior minister announced that a Greek was among the injured during the assassination shooting targeting Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara  Monday afternoon. Anastasios Zimpirikakis was among the people attending the inauguration of the art exhibition, where Karlov was killed by a Turkish policeman. Zimpirikakis was slightly injured, his …

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UPD Turkish policeman guns down Russian ambassador shot in Ankara – Shooting VIDEO

Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov was shot in Turkish capital Ankara short after 6 o’ clock Monday afternoon. He was delivering a speech at an exhibition “Russia through Turkish eyes”, when a man started to fire wildly. Ambassador Karlov was seriously wounded. He was first treated on the spot, it is …

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Russia says it has chased away a NATO submarine in the Mediterranean

The Russian Defense Ministry announced today that it has chased away a Dutch submarine belonging to NATO that was making dangerous maneuvers near Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea. The ministry said further that NATO submarines are monitor Russian warships sailing in the Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported. Moscow has …

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Natural Gas: Turkey, Russian sign Turkish Stream agreement

Turkey and Russia signed an intergovernmental agreement for the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project in Istanbul on Monday. Energy Minister Berat Albayrak and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak signed the agreement following a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, which continued for 140 minutes …

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Thriller with Greek vessel ‘Panomaris’ captured off Libya coast

A nine-man Greek vessel with three Russian nationals on board was captured off the coast of Libya, Russian television reported Thursday, citing officials. Five Ukrainians and one Greek national were aboard the captured vessel in addition to the three Russians, the network added.”The Greek ship ‘Panomaris’ was captured off the Libyan coast,” the Zvezda …

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Greece to co-produce Kalashnikov rifles with Russia

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was proud to announce a joint Greek-Russian project: the co-production of Kalashnikov riffles in a factory in Aigio in northern Peloponnese. But the manufacture will not start tomorrow. It will start as soon as the European Union ends the embargo on Russia. Only then Greece will …

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Putin came, prayed and left: Geopolitics, investment & religion

Russian President Vladimir Putin came to Athens,  signed agreements, prayed in Mount Athos and left. On bilateral level, he signed a series of multiple agreements with the Greek side, a declaration of good will and cooperation in tourism, culture, and the usual staff. For sure, renewal of Greek-Russian relations is …

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Energy high on the agenda, when Russian President Putin visits Greece on May 28/2016

A visit with heavy political weight. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected in Athens on May 28th 2016. Expectations in bothe countries are high, with Russia to eye a partner in promoting its new geopolitical strategy and Greece to try to use the “Russian card” as a pressure tool in …

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NATO calls on Turkey and Russia to “Calm down”, Ankara gets Obama’s support

NATO called on Turkey and Russia to show restraint as tensions rise in the wake of the downing of a Russian jet near the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday morning. After a meeting of the diplomatic representatives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military …

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