August 27, 2011
A tribute to the Divine Liturgy which took place this year at Panagia Soumela in Trebizond is featured in the current issue of the newspaper "Άποψη" ("View").
The issue hosts statements by the president of the Federation of Greek Associations in Russia, Mr. Ivan Savvides.
Among other things, he said:
"We want here the heart of Pontian Hellenism to beat, as it beated at one time. Happy is not the man who has much money, but he who is satisfied with little. I myself have been blessed with a lot of money, but I have come to subsist on little. This means that I have the means with the rest of my money to make it available for the good of our people."
We Are Forgetting History
"The Greek government seems to have forgotten the history of our people as strange as this seems, and shows at this moment to not have the slightest need. But it should be understood that the salvation of the people and the state is in Moscow, not the European Union, not New York, nor Washington. Russia is ready to help Greece, but I don't know how much Greece wants something like this."