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Greece–Russia relations refer to bilateral foreign relations between Greece and Russia. Due to the strong historical friendship and the deep cultural and religious ties between the two nations, (the majority of Greeks and Russians practice the Eastern Orthodox faith), Greece and Russia enjoy excellent diplomatic relations. Both countries also share common political views about the Balkans and the world, with Greece being a strong supporter of Russia's stance on the Kosovo Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Diplomatic relations were established in 1828. Both Greece and Russia are full members of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Greece is one of the few pre-1990 NATO member countries (alongside Germany for a time) that makes extensive use of Russian weapons. Greece first received many Soviet-era surplus weapons, such as BMP-1 armoured fighting vehicles, RM-70 rocket launchers, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns and SA-8 anti-aircraft missile systems from the former East German National People's Army inventory in the early 1990s. Since then, Greece has additionally procured the TOR M-1 and S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (the latter originally destined for Cyprus), the Kornet-E anti-tank missile, AK-74M assault rifles and ZUBR hovercrafts.
Originally posted by darkbake
Okay, so there are the following countries and organizations:
NATO and the U.S.
I think they are grouped into the following alliances:
NATO and the U.S.
Okay, so I have a few questions. First people to answer any of them get stars.
1) Where does Greece fit in?
2) Is the Syrian government or are the Syrian rebels killing Orthodox Christians?
3) Is the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt going to be hostile towards Orthodox Christians?
4) Does this mean that Russia is going to want to ally with the Egyptian military and Syria's Assad?
5) How is it bad for Russia to want to protect its Orthodox Christian brethren, and why is the west in support of Christian-killing regimes?
6) Where does this leave Israel-Russia relations?
7) Does Israel support Assad, why or why not?
8) Greece will probably ally with Russia, but against Turkey or what?
9) Is the Iranian government hostile to or in an alliance with Orthodox Christianity?
9) How exactly is an economy-beaten European Union, Turkey, the U.S. and Israel going to win a war against Russia, China, Iran, Syria and who knows who else? Anyone know the odds here?
Thanks in advance. I hope I get some of these questions cleared up.edit on 26-6-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)edit on 26-6-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)edit on 26-6-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)edit on 26-6-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)edit on 26-6-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OpenEars123
I'm gonna go with whatever Phage says. Can I have a star please?