The leading news organization participates in the celebration of the Year of History with a public exhibition of photos from historical moments of Greek-Russian relations in front of the building of the Russian agency TASS in the center of Moscow Of Greece–Russia.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with and on the initiative of the Greek Embassy in Moscow and will be inaugurated on Wednesday, April 14 in the entrance square of TASS headquarters, in the presence of Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis, officials from the Russian government and the Municipality of Moscow, diplomats , Greek expatriates and journalists.
The organizers of the exhibition selected twenty emblematic photographs depicting Greek-Russian relations from the end of the 19th century until today, as the Greek Embassy informs in a relevant Press Release.
The photographs depict moments of bilateral relations in the field of culture, sports, spiritual relations through Orthodoxy or concern visits of state officials, leading artists, writers, cosmonauts and so on. The oldest of them, a photograph from 1894, which was also chosen for the poster of the exhibition, shows the heir to the Russian throne Nicholas, later Tsar Nicholas II with Prince George, second son of George I and Olga.
The typical permanent showcases of the Russian news agency in front of its headquarters and a short distance from the Greek Embassy, which will host the photo exhibition, are located in one of the most central parts of the Russian capital, through which thousands of people pass daily.
The precursor organization of TASS was founded in 1902 as a Commercial-Telegraphic Agency of the Russian Empire, acquired its historical name as a Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union in 1925 and restored to its name “pure” its historical and influential acronym 2014.
The photo was provided by the Athenian Agency.