Russian President Putin Visits Mount Athos Alongside Patriarch Kirill

Source: Sputnik News
Natalya Mihailova | 28 May 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in order to mark the 1,000 year presence of Russian Orthodox monks in Greece.

The Russian leader arrived in Greece for a two-day visit on Friday. During Friday talks with Putin, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that strengthening ties between Moscow and Athens is the “strategic choice” of the Greek nation.

The year 2016 is the Russia-Greece cross-cultural year, as it marks the 1,000-year anniversary since the first Russian settlement on the Holy Mount Athos in Greece.

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