Tag Archives: Greek-Russian relations

Greece | Greece decides to expel Russian diplomats

The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry into Greece of two more, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national security, Kathimerini has learned.

Greece | Priceless exhibits from Russia’s Hermitage on display in Athens

“Objects are nothing on their own. Everyone talks of masterpieces because that is what museums call them. Would they stop being masterpieces if we stopped calling them that? It is our job to give the exhibits a story, to put them into a historical context, to explain how they were made and why,” says Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of Saint Petersburg’s famed Hermitage Museum, on the occasion of the exhibition “The State Hermitage Museum: Gateway to History,” which just opened at Athens’s Byzantine and Christian Museum.