Putin visit highlights potential, but also limitations, of Greece-Russia ties

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Russia

There was much enthusiasm in Athens about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit on Friday and Saturday, which highlighted the potential for closer ties between Greece and Russia but also the limitations facing their relationship.

Putin's visit to Greece was clearly linked to his wish to visit Mount Athos, which celebrates in 2016 1,000 years of presence of Russian monk. But his visit to Athens as also a good opportunity to discuss with Greek officials ways to enhance economic co...

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