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    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Greece is being worked out through diplomatic channels, with the date likely to be announced soon, Minister-Counsellor Oleg Bredikhin said Sunday.

    ATHENS (Sputnik) – The year 2016 marks the 1,000-year anniversary since the first Russian settlement on Mount Athos in Greece, prompting reporters to ask whether Putin would commemorate the milestone with a personal visit.

    "Putin’s visit to Greece is being worked out now. The sides agreed to officially announce the date of the visit in due course," Bredikhin said at a press conference to mark the Russian-based Night Wolves motorcycle club’s pilgrimage across Greece.

    Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said on May 5 that Putin’s visit to Greece was scheduled alongside trips to China and Belarus in May and June.

    If confirmed, the planned trip would be fourth for Putin, after visits in 2001, 2006 and in 2007.


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