Tsipras heads for Russia with specific aims, including halting speculation

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Russia, SYRIZA
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is preparing for his two-day visit to Moscow, which begins on Wednesday and is essentially his first foreign policy challenge, especially after the noise generated by Greece’s allies and partners following the announcement of the trip.

Diplomatic sources say that Tsipras’s Moscow visit on April 8 and 9 is “diplomatically demarcated and economically hopeful.” Deciphering this message from the Greek side helps dispel some of the myths surrounding the purpose of the trip and understand t...

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