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Greece’s Police, Intelligence Service on alert after Moscow terror attack

Greece’ Police and the National Intelligence Service have been set on alert following the terror attack in Moscow last Friday and the mounting concerns among Western security and intelligence agencies. The Hellenic Police and the National Intelligence Service (EYP) have jointly decided to intensify checks at the country’s entry points, …

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Russian FM spox: Greece and Russia expected to normalize diplomatic relations over time

Common sense should prevail over time and diplomatic activity between Russia and Greece in Moscow and Athens become normalized, Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted at a press briefing of Russian and international journalists on Wednesday. Zakharova’s statements come two days after Russia decided to expel 8 Greek …

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Russian Orthodox church splits with Moscow, wants to join Ecumenical Patriarchate

A Russian Orthodox church in Holland has said it is cutting ties with the Moscow patriarchate and has requested to join the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople instead. “Is no longer possible for them to function within the Moscow patriarchate and provide a spiritually safe environment for our faithful,” a statement …

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Russian Church warns Archbishop Ieronymos over recognition of Ukraine autocephaly

The Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate has warned that it will break communion with the hierarchs of the Greek Church, including Archbishop Ieronymos,  if it proceeds with the recognition of the Ukranian Church autocephaly. Spokesman Vladimir Legoyda later clarified that the Russian Church will maintain relations with individual Greek …

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Kremlin confirms Greek PM Tsipras to visit Russia in December

The Kremlin confirmed media reports about the upcoming visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Moscow.  The visit takes place after bilateral relations soured and both countries expelled diplomats, when Greece accused Russian diplomats of  meddling into the country’s domestic affairs and acting against the national security. The Russian …

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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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Moscow vows reciprocal response to Greece’s expulsion of Russian diplomats

Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, it give give a “mirror response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Greece. According to the ministry in Moscow, “a mirror response will follow as per established practice for such cases.” Citing high -ranking diplomatic sources, Greek daily Kathimerini reported on Wednesday morning that Greece has decided to expel …

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Putin did some mental beads counting while meeting with Tsipras?

What a picture! Hanging shoulders, legs apart, relaxed and kind of bored? Like in a company of men hanging around at the traditional coffee shop in a Greek or Caucasian village. Only thing missing here is a string with beads making the usual clack! clack! clack! sound, sweeping the worries …

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President Putin invites PM Tsipras to Moscow to celebrate Nazi troops capitulation to Red Army, May 9

That was a good one! While Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was holding a meeting and a press conference with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble, Vladimir Putin moved to play a prank with Berlin. He called Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and invited him to Moscow. State NERIT Tv reported …

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