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1823 – Putin on Athos: the Protaton throne

“Putin on mount Athos sat on the throne of the Byzantine emperors, and declared the mountain a source of grace”. Actually Vladimir Putin did not sit on on an emperor’s throne, but he was standing in the Protaton church and … Continue reading

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1822 – Putin on Mount Athos

Stills from the live coverage on You Tube of the Putin visit to the Protaton, Karyes today.President Vladimir Putin and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos Putin standing in the throne for ‘Patriarchs, Monarchs and Tsars’ in the Protaton church. Herman Voogd

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1818 – Putin will visit Athos on the 28th of May 2016

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has arranged to visit Athens and the St. Panteleimon Monastery at Mount Athos on the 27th and 28th of May respectively. The spokesperson for the Greek government Olga Gerovasili commented that the … Continue reading

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1731 – Russia: the 2016 celebrations on Athos

Panteleimonos in Oktober 2014Panteleimonos in 1986 In 2016 the Russians will celebrate the 1000 years presence on Mount Athos. Building and renovation activities are in full progress: Panteleimonos and Bogoroditsa/Xilourgou will regain their old ‘grandeur’, as Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said … Continue reading

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