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Russian-Greek Friendship Club

On December 8, 2014, the club “PSTGU-Greece” was opened as part of the evening of “The Unity of Orthodox Peoples. St. John the Russian. Nativity Traditions of Orthodox Greece.” The Consul General of the Greek Republic in Moscow Mrs. Eleni Michalopoulou, the director of the Greek Cultural Center Mrs. Theodora Yannitsi, and the Deputy Director of the center Mrs. Elena Bunina participated in the ceremony as honored guests. From the university, rector Archpriest Vladimir Vorobiev and Provost of International Relations Archpriest George Orekhanov, as well as numerous students, staff, and faculty took part in the evening.

The purpose of the club is the strengthening of friendly relations between the two brotherly peoples, and the carrying out of joint creative evenings, cultural meetings, presentations, and conferences.

Within the framework of the “Greek Club,” an evening, “Athos. Traditions of Orthodox Peoples: Greece, Russia, Serbia, Georgia” was held on February 3, 2015. The evening included a performance of the choirs of the Alexandrian and Georgian representation churches in Moscow, a story from the rector of the Moscow representation church of the Athonite St. Panteleimon’s Monastery Igumen Nikon (Smirnov) about St. Paisios the Athonite, presentations from guests from Greece, and much more.

On May 21, 2015, St. Tikhon’s University hosted the general secretary of the “Filia” Association of Cultural and Business Cooperation and Friendship With the Peoples of Greece and Cyprus Alexander Feodorovich Petrichko—a festive meeting for the board of the club “PSTGU-Greece.” Attention was focused on concrete means of developing cooperation between the Association and the Club “PSTGU-Greece-Cyprus.” They spoke specifically about holding joint thematic friendship evenings dedicated to various historical aspects, cultural traditions, and the modern life of the Orthodox peoples of Greece and Cyprus, and on creating exhibitions reflecting these issues.

Work is currently underway on widening the “PSTGU-Greece” club’s sphere of activity. In particular, it is planned to open Modern Greek courses for students and teachers of PSTGU.

You can learn more about the club on the official PSTGU site: