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Turkey and Russia to launch first Nuclear Power Plant in Akkuyu

Russia and Turkey plan to launch the first reactor at Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Speaking alongside Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future. Putin …

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Russian documentary blames CIA for assassination plan against PM Karamanlis (video ENG subtitles)

A Russian documentary claims that the CIA had plotted to assassinate Greece’s conservative former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis in 2009 over opening relations to Russia as well as geo-political and energy plans in the area. The documentary was broadcast on main Russian TV news show Vesti a week ago. According …

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US, Russia seek extradition of Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday. Alexander Vinnik, who headed BTC-e, an exchange he operated for the Bitcoin crypto-currency, was indicted by a US court …

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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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