Greece, Russia Mark 190 Years of Diplomatic Ties (photos)

Greece and Russia marked on Monday 190 years of diplomatic ties with a wrath laying ceremony on the island of Poros, the place where in September 17, 1828, Russian delegate Mark Boulgary handed in his accreditation.

Russian ambassador to Athens Andrey Maslov and Poros Mayor Ioannis Dimitriadis lay a wreath at the home of the first governor of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias on the Greek island.

A tweet sent by the Russian embassy in Athens said that “A new day has dawned. Today is the big anniversary of 190 years from the establishment of diplomatic ties between Russia and Greece.”

It went on to wish prosperity and new common plans for the two countries in the future.