Congratulatory address to Independence day of Greece

Dear compatriots!

On 25th of March Greeks around the world celebrate their national holiday- Independence Day.

This day is a symbol of National glory, example of great courage of our nation its valour and self-sacrificing love for our Homeland.

We will always remember that release of Greece from Ottoman oppression was dearly bought. Thousands of patriots sacrifice themselves for the freedom of their homeland. Our solemn duty is to be worth of our predecessors’ deeds, especially today, when Greece goes through difficult times.

On this solemn day I wish you good health, solid peace, prosperity, unity, success for the benefit of Greek nation, in the name of justice and love for mankind!

Yours respectfully,

Ivan Savvidi,

President of the National Cultural Autonomy of Greeks in Russia.