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Russian Priests Claim Greek Visa Bias

Russian Orthodox priests are complaining they are unable to obtain Schengen visas for EU travel through Greek missions as relations between Athens and Moscow...

African King Baptized into Greek Orthodox Church on Mount Athos

Every baptism is a happy occasion but a recent ceremony in the religious enclave of Greece's Mount Athos was a little extra special. A tribal...

Despite New Gender Law, Mount Athos Monks Vow to Uphold Female Visitors Ban

Orthodox monks on Greece's Mount Athos have vowed to uphold their centuries-old ban on all female visitors, after a new government-sponsored gender identity law...

PM Tsipras ‘Not Welcomed’ in Greece’s Holy Mountain Athos

Alexis Tsipras was forced to cancel plans to visit Mount Athos last week, as a number of influential orthodox clerics vetoed his visit on...

Kuwaiti Archaeologists Discover Rare Arabic Manuscripts in Mount Athos

A Kuwait University archaeological team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos in Greece. The archaeological mission, which included history Professors Dr...

Mount Athos Exempted from Paying Property Tax

Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas has approved an amendment that exempts Mount Athos monasteries from paying any pending property tax. The amendment, also signed by...

Court Suspends Immediate Arrest of Rebel Mount Athos Abbot Pending Appeal

The call for the immediate arrest of the rebel abbot of Esphigmenou Monastery on Mount Athos has been suspended by a Thessaloniki appeals court,...

Putin’s Aide Visits Greece Despite Being on EU’s Sanctions List

President Vladimir Putin's aide Vladislav Surkov has visited Mount Athos in Greece despite being on the European Union sanctions list, says a Time magazine report. In...

Putin Thanks ‘Friend’ Greece for Warm Welcome on Visit

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my Greek colleagues for their hospitality during my visit to the Hellenic Republic on May...

Putin’s Visit to Greece: Religion, Culture, Business and Back-Stage Drama [Pics + Video]

Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Greece was all about business and religion. His meetings with Greek officials cast the spotlight on the traditions...

Putin’s Visit to Greece Celebrates Shared Moral Values, Strengthened Economic Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Greece on Friday on his first visit to a European Union country this year. He arrived for his two-day...

Schedule of Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives on Friday, May 27 for a series of official meetings and a pilgrimage to Mount Athos. Here is the...

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