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H Efimerida ton Sintakton, April 9, 2015
Before Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday, European commentators warned that Greece could become Russia's "Trojan horse" against Brussels. But Greek newspaper H Efimerida ton Sintakton instead described the "revival of Greek-Russian relations" as a "historic opportunity for the two countries" on the front page of its Thursday edition.
Tsipras sought no financial assistance from Moscow, although his cash-strapped country is due to make a $485 million payment to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday. The solution to his country's financial woes "should be European," he said. He blasted European sanctions against Russia, in large part because Greece eager to resume agriculture exports there.
Talks between the two leaders focused on gas and energy, with a joint project to build a Greek extension to the Turkish Stream pipeline project, which could see Russian gas transported to Europe via Greece.
For more coverage of the Greek crisis, read this article from L'Obs/Worldcrunch, Why Syriza's Pledge To Tax Greece's Rich Could Backfire.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: H Efimerida ton Sintakton (The Journal of Journalists) is a pro-government newspaper founded in November 2012.