Monday Jan 26, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Russian Church raises 500,000 euros for Greek homeless

The Orthodox Church of Russia has donated half a million euros to go toward helping the growing ranks of Greece's homeless, it emerged on Friday.

According to the Russian church's official website, www.diaconia.ru, a total of 19 million Roubles, or around 500,000 euros, had been collected by May 22, following appeals for cash from churches and monasteries across the country but also from individuals. The campaign started in February following a public appeal by Russian Patriarch Kyrill for support for the Greek homeless.

According to a Russian Church official, most of the donations from Russian citizens ranged from 100 to 400 Roubles (or 2.5 to 10 euros) with many Diaspora Russians contributing. «People see the problem in Greece as their own,» the official said.

The donations are to go toward the soup kitchens run by Greece's Archbishopric, sources said.

ekathimerini.com , Friday May 25, 2012 (16:46)  
SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
Prison probes violent attack against N17 convict Xeros
Exit polls suggest big margin of victory for SYRIZA
Greece’s diplomatic missions ‘on hand to assist Greeks in Ukraine’
Talks with troika the main test
The left-wing SYRIZA party’s triumph in the Greek national elections sends a strong message across the eurozone that excessive austerity will have political and social repercussions if pursu...
Fiscal gap from revenues at 2.3 bln euros
With the state budget apparently already suffering revenue losses of more than 1 billion euros in the first month of the year, the new government will have to respond quickly to the major fi...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Olympiakos overcomes depleted OFI at Iraklio
Easy though it may seem, Olympiakos’s 3-0 win at depleted OFI Crete was rather difficult on Saturday, but was enough to keep the Reds on top on Saturday, as they have maintained their two-po...
BASKETBALL
Tremendous Spanoulis sweeps Laboral Kutxa
A hot second half was enough for Olympiakos to undo visiting Laboral Kutxa and score its fourth win in as many games at the second round of the Euroleague on Friday. The 76-64 final score wa...
Inside Sports
FOCUS
A SYRIZA government in Greece: what it wants and what might be possible
The left-wing SYRIZA party led by Alexis Tsipras looks likely to win the Greek general election on Sunday after campaigning on a pledge to renegotiate the country’s international bailout and...
COMMENTARY
The train
If we go by the polls, SYRIZA is set to win Sunday’s election and form a government. New Democracy did not really campaign, or perhaps it did so in a way that can only be explained if the pa...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
2. Prison probes violent attack against N17 convict Xeros
3. Talks with troika the main test
4. Fiscal gap from revenues at 2.3 bln euros
5. Liquidity noose tightening around local lenders’ necks
6. Banks make plans for tackling impact of Swiss franc’s growth on borrowers
more news
Today
This Week
1. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
2. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
3. Greek Elections 2015 Results | LIVE
4. Greeks vote for reform path or defiance
5. A SYRIZA government in Greece: what it wants and what might be possible
6. Exit polls suggest big margin of victory for SYRIZA
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. Grexit the only way out of ‘valley of tears,’ says Hans-Werner Sinn
3. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
4. No debt writedown or rolling back of reforms for Greece, says Finland's Stubb
5. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
6. QE exclusion a ‘de facto Grexit’
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.