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Listen to newly performed Pontian Christmas Carols

Every region of Greece has their own unique traditions, but when we think of the lyra, most people will automatically think of Pontian music, despite its prevalence elsewhere, including Crete. This Christmas…

Greek Presidential Guard established 152 years ago today

Greek Presidential Guard established 152 years ago today

The Presidential Guard (Προεδρική Φρουρά) are the epitome of bravery and freedom, honouring the heroes thousands of years on, who fought and sacrificed for the land on which they stand on.

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The unknown village in Artsakh built by Pontian Greeks

If one finds themselves in Artsakh, internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan but having a de facto independence since Armenian forces won a decisive victory for independence in 1994, one will…

Pontian Greek Genocide

May 19, Remembering the Pontian Greek Genocide

May 19 marks the remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923), one of the darkest moments in Greece’s history. Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by…

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Pontian Association objects to Erdogan’s upcoming Australian visit

The Federation of Pontian Associations of Australia has written a letter objecting to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s upcoming visit to Australia to attend the ANZAC Day commemoration events, stating, “Erdogan’s visit is…

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May 19: Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

This year marks 100 years since the Pontian Genocide (1916-1923), one of the darkest moments in Greece’s history. Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish…