The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Greece Andrei Maslov presented the former alternative Minister of Defense of Greece, Konstantinos Isyhos, a commemorative medal dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War.
Konstantinos Isichos received a commemorative medal from the organizing committee “Victory” under the President of the Russian Federation. A commemorative certificate and a medal, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, were presented on June 22, 2021, on the day of the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the USSR, by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Greece Andrei Mikhailovich Maslov.
Kostas Isichos announced this on his page on the social network, “This is not just a day of historical memory, but the permanent legacy of peoples in the struggle against fascism and Nazism, the struggle for peace and cooperation between peoples. Anti-fascist ties between the peoples of Greece and the USSR are irresistible.”
Constantinos Isichos was born in Buenos Aires in 1957. From a young age he belonged to the left wing of the youth movement in Argentina. After the military coup, his family moved from Argentina to Canada, where he graduated from the Department of Political Science and Economics at the University of York.
In 1980 he moved to Greece. He worked for Olympic Airlines, was a trade unionist and vice president of the Civil Aviation Trade Union Association.
In 2006 he was elected Vice President of the Athens Trade Union Center. Member of the Greek Committee of Solidarity with Argentine and Chilean Citizens of Greek Descent, Killed or Missing in the 1970s.
His main interests include international seminars on foreign policy of such countries as Finland, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, Cuba, Italy and others. He was invited as an international observer to the elections in South Africa, during which Nelson Mandela was elected president, as well as to the elections in Venezuela. Among his main priorities are Russian-Greek relations.
Konstantinos (Costas) Isichos was the Alternate Minister of Defense in the Government of the Hellenic Republic in 2015 and co-chair of the Russian-Greek ministerial working group. He resigned in protest against the government’s disrespect for the results of the referendum in August 2015. Later he co-founded the Popular Unity party along with other ex-ministers and ex-members of the SYRIZA party. Previously, he headed the department of international politics and defense of the SYRIZA party. Costas Isichos is currently the Deputy Secretary General of the Friends of Crimea International Association.
He worked as vice-president of the Federation of Civil Aviation Trade Unions in Athens, vice-president of the Athens Labor Center. He studied political and economic sciences at York University in Toronto (Canada) and at the University of Havana (Cuba).