A TASS photo exhibition dedicated to the Year of Russia-Greece history and the 200th anniversary of the independence of the Hellenic Republic has opened at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
It presents 25 unique photographs by TASS photojournalists, modern and historical, which tell about cooperation between Greece and Russia in various fields. For example, there is a photograph of Tsarevich Nikolai Alexandrovich with George the Greek, who was the second son of the Greek King George I. Prince George was the maternal second cousin of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II and served in the Russian Navy in his youth.
Photojournalists of TASS have captured many important moments for history – meetings of leaders, diplomats and politicians of the two countries, signing of documents on friendship and cooperation. The unique footage reminds of the meetings of the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Konstantinos Karamanlis with the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Leonid Brezhnev, the presidents of the two countries Vladimir Putin and Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Nikos Dendias, Prime Ministers Mikhail Mishustin and Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The exposition also includes photographs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Russian Embassy in Greece.
Stavros Venizelos, Minister Counselor of the Greek Embassy in Russia, attended the opening of the exhibition at MGIMO. He noted the colossal work behind these photographs and, in general, behind the organization of a large-scale event. This year, TASS has already held two similar exhibitions dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the independence of Greece. The first of them opened in April in the Russian capital, in front of the TASS headquarters. The second took place in June at the Greek Parliament in Athens.