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Exhibition “Greek struggle for independence of 1820s-1830s in the Russian and European publications” is now open

Exhibition “Greek struggle for independence of 1820s-1830s in the Russian and European publications” is now open
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1 December 2021 year 11:45

On November 30, 2021, an exhibition “Greek struggle for independence of 1820s-1830s in the Russian and European publications” timed to the bicentenary of the beginning of the Greek War of Independence was opened at the Russian State Library.

Attending the ceremony were the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs  of Greece Miltiadis Varvitsiotis,  Deputy Minister for Tourism of Greece Michalis Papadopoulos; General Secretary for Tourism of Greece Vicky Loizou; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Russian Federation Ekaterini Nassika, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus to the Russian Federation Andreas Zinonos; Consul General of Greece in Moscow Nikolaos Krikos; representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the Greek public organizations; as well as students of the Moscow institutions of higher education. The Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations was represented by Archpriest Sergy Zvoarev, secretary for the affairs of the far-abroad. 

In his welcoming remarks Mr. Varvitsiotis noted in particular that Greece had not forgotten the participation of Russia in the Greek people’s struggle for liberation.

After the official part, the guests saw the exhibition of rare editions of books and magazines of the 19th century with the eyewitness accounts given in those days as well as historical studies from the Library stocks and art materials from a private collection.

The exhibition will be open from December 1 to 27, 2021.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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