March 22, 2021: throughout history, Taganrog is indissolubly tied to Greece and Greek people. Representatives of Greek diaspora and descendants of Greek migrants still play a role in the social area and culture of modern Taganrog.
In the context of the Year of Russian-Greek History, which is timed to bicentennial anniversary of the beginning of the Greek War for Independence, a number of initiatives are planned, and some have already been implemented. In particular, a visit of Her Excellency Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the Russian Federation Ms Ekaterini Nassika took place within the framework of round table "Russia - Greece. The Link of Times, Traditions, History, and Culture".
The First Deputy Governor Igor Guskov also attended the event. It was conducted by a cultural and educational organization TANAIS, the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, Federal National and Cultural Autonomy of Greeks of Russia, and Taganrog Group of Museums (TGLIAMZ). The round table was held at the Peoples' Museum of Military History "Sambek Heights" on March 20.
The guests laid flowers to the bottom of the monument to victorious Soviet soldier. Then Igor Guskov showed Ambassador round "Sambek Heights". Ms Ekaterini Nassika expressed great interest and asked many questions.
"This meeting precedes the celebration of the Greek Revolution of 1821 that started on March 25, which is truly the day of Greek revival. Russia and Greece share historical, spiritual, cultural roots. Our friendly relations are centuries-old, let alone diplomatic relations for 190 years. We pay close attention to maintain them. The Greek community of Rostov Oblast has worked actively to strengthen the mutually beneficial cooperation, and has supported the establishment and maintenance of good relations between peoples of Rostov Oblast", Mr Guskov remarked.
Greek Ambassador to Russia Ekaterini Nassika participated in the opening ceremony of "Arise, oh Greece, Arise!" Exhibition
in Taganrog's "Chekhov Gymnasium" Museum of Literarture.