Greek-Russian diplomatic relations were established 185 years ago. Apart from our Embassy in Moscow, our diplomatic representation in Russia includes Consulates General in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as well as in Novorossiysk, a region with a significant presence of Russian citizens of Greek origin. The Russian Federation maintains an Embassy in Athens and a Consulate General in Thessaloniki.

Political Relations

Greece is linked to Russia by strong historical ties of friendship based on shared spiritual and cultural values.
Contacts between the two countries are frequent and include reciprocal visits of the ministerial and political leadership. The most recent visits of Russian officials to Greece were those of the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov (October 2013), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (December 2013), and Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Meshkov (November 2014).
There is a Joint Interministerial Committee between the two countries on issues of economic, industrial, scientific and technological cooperation. The Greek-Russian JIC last convened in 2013 and a new meeting is being pursued for 2015.
There are also broad prospects for cooperation in the cultural sector, and by joint decision of the two sides, 2016 will be a ‘Year of Greece’ in Russia and a ‘Year of Russia’ in Greece.

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

An additional important factor contributing to the development of the relations between the two countries is the historical presence in the Russian Federation of a significant number of Russian citizens of Greek origin, who reside mainly in the southern Russian periphery, on the Black Sea.
The Greek language is taught at a number of Russian universities, including at the Byzantine and Modern Greek Philosophy Department of the Lomosonov Moscow State University, the Modern Greek Department of the Moscow State Pedagogical University, the Greek Literature Department of Kuban State University, and the chair of Philology of Petrozavodsk State University, in Saint Petersburg.

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Russia Andrey M. MASLOV | Ambassador of Russia

Born on July 21, 1955 in Moscow.

1977 – Graduated from MGIMO-University (Moscow State University of International Relations).

1977-1981 – Attaché at the Embassy of the USSR in Cyprus.

1984-1988 – Third Secretary at the Embassy of the USSR in France.

1992-1997 – Counsellor at the Embassy of Russia in Italy.

1997-2004 – Deputy Director, Directorate of Security and Disarmament, MFA of Russia

2004-2010 – Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of Russia in Italy.

2010-2014 – Director, 4th European Directorate (countries of South East Europe), MFA of Russia.

2014 – Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Hellenic Republic.

Speaks Greek, English, Italian and French.

Embassy in Moscow

Address : Spyridonovka Ul N 14, 123001 Moscow
Tel. : (007495) 5392940, 5392941
Fax : (007495) 5392950
Emergency Tel: (007916) 2574907
E-mail :
Web Site:
Head of Mission: Danai-Magdalini Koumanakou

Commercial Section in Moscow

Address : Spiridonovka ul. No 14, 123001 Moscow
Tel. : (007495) 5393860
Fax : (007495) 5393864
E-mail :
Head: Ilias Thanassas

Consulate General in St. Petersburg

Address : 17, Chernyshevskogo Prospect, 191123, St. Petersburg
Tel. : (007812) 3343586
Fax : (007812) 2728747
Emergency Tel: 0079219425934
Web Site:
Consul General : Theodoros Bizakis

Consulate General in Moscow

Address : Spiridonovka 14, Moscow 123001
Tel. : (007495) 5393840
Fax : (007495) 5393850
Emergency Tel: (007916) 2574907
E-mail :
Web site:
Consul General : Eleni Michalopoulou

Consulate General in Novorossisk

Address : Mira 13, 353900 Novorossisk
Tel. : (0078617) 646452, 646485
Fax : (0078617) 646435
Emergency Tel: (007) 9883445947
E-mail :
Web Site:
Consul General: Fragiskos Kostellenos

Honorary Consulate in Kaliningrad

Address : Ul. Ogariova building 33, Kaliningrad 236010, Russian Federation
Tel./ Fax: (0074012) 916027
E-mail :
Honorary Consul : Dr Vladimir Ivanovich Scherbakov

Embassy of Russia in Greece

28 Litra Street
154 52 Paleo Psychico
Tel +30 2106725235- 2106726130
Fax:+30 2106749708

Consulate of Russia in Greece

5,  Tzavella str.
152 32 Halandri


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