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Greeks of Taganrog Mark Greece Independence Day

March 27, 2023: throughout its history, Taganrog has been indissolubly tied to Greece and Greek people. Representatives of Greek diaspora and descendants of Greek migrants still play a vital role in the social and cultural life of Taganrog. A number of special events on the weekend were dedicated to one of the most significant public holidays of Greece - the celebration of the Greek Revolution of 1821 (Independence Day). Since the end of the 18th century Taganrog had been one of the biggest and most influential centers of Greek diaspora in the Russian Empire and made a significant contribution to the Greek struggle for independence.

The mobile photographic exhibition "Until the Day of Victory" opened in Taganrog Chekhov Public Library on March 25. The exhibition is dedicated to the Greeks of the USSR who fought in World War II. "Until the Day of Victory" was organized by Greek National Cultural Autonomy of Taganrog. The literary theatre "Odeon" as well as teachers and students of Taganrog Children's Art School performed at the opening ceremony, which brought together representatives of Taganrog Local Government, Rostov Oblast Agency for Civic Initiatives Development and national cultural autonomies of the city.

Next day, on March 26, Chairman of the Greek National Cultural Autonomy Pavel Revko-Linardato gave a lecture on the topic "The Scaramanga Family. From Athens to Taganrog" as part of the project "Taganrog: Known, and yet Unknown". The event was held in the conference hall of Taganrog Chekhov Public Library and attracted public attention.

"Until the Day of Victory" can be seen Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. Venue: Foreign Languages Department of Taganrog Chekhov Public Library, Ulitsa Grecheskaya 105.