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Greek Mayor Visits Russian Sevastopol

22.09.2015 16:40

This week saw a visit by Corinth Mayor Alekos Pnevmatikos to the Russian city of Sevastopol, where he signed a memorandum on bilateral cooperation with Sevastopol Governor Sergey Menyailo.

"We for the first time received a delegation from Greece. I am glad that despite difficulties, you have made a step towards Russia and arrived in Sevastopol to ink a document on cooperation," Menyailo said.

Pnevmatikos, for his part, pointed to the fact that Sevastopol and Greece have always been linked by a common history.

"We are proud that the people of Sevastopol and Corinth have common historical roots. The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation will add to the friendly relations between our peoples and will help further bolster our economic cooperation, tourism and other areas", Pnevmatikos said.

Sevastopol is located within Russia's Crimean Federal District. Its history goes back to the 6th century BC, when the Greek colony Chersonesus was established in the area of the modern day city of Sevastopol.