Με τις αποσκευές γεμάτες κύπελλα επέστρεψαν οι διεθνείς μας από το Πανευρωπαϊκό Πρωτάθλημα Μεμονωμένων Άρσεων (European Single Lifts Championships) που έγινε στην πόλη Riva De Garda της Ιταλίας μεταξύ 18 και 20 Σεπτεμβρίου, υπό την παγκόσμια ομοσπονδία World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation (WDFPF).
The Pontic Azalea (Rhododendrum luteum) is a deciduous azalea that has fragrant deep yellow flowers and grows in the Pontus region in the north-east of Turkey, southern Russia and the Caucasus, in Poland, Austria and throughout the Balkans. It is a small deciduous shrub that grows to about 4-6 feet in height and narrower in width.
In 1998, the Greek Parliament assigned September 14 as the day of mourning for the genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor. On this day, Greeks throughout the world pay their respects to the Greeks of the former Ottoman Empire (today Turkey) who were victims of a state sponsored plan of eradication which lasted 9 years (1914-1923). This event is commonly referred to as the Greek Genocide.
The Lausanne Syndrome is a project designed to record the lives of Pontic Greeks living in Turkey, Russia and the surrounding ex-Soviet countries. The project is being conducted by photographer George Tatakis who aims to capture these communities in their day to day lives by taking photographs and presenting them in book form and exhibition. PontosWorld will aim to keep you in touch with Tatakis on his journey.
Trabzon is a town with over 230,000 people (2009 census – it is currently believed to be over 300,000) on the northeast Turkish Black Sea coast at latitude 41°00′ north and longitude 39°45′ east (Figure 1). It is the second largest Turkish urban centre (after Samsun) on the Black Sea.
Georgos Konstantinidis, better known as Captain Yorghi Pasha, was the Mayor of Giresun (Grk: Kerasunta) from 1889 till 1906. He was also a ship owner and a businessman. His family originated from the Hopsa region of Pontus. His father Constantine was also a ship Captain while his grandfather was a metallurgist.
Chrysanthos Theodoridis (1934-2005), better known simply as Chrysanthos, is the most well known singer and song writer of Pontic Greek music. He was referred to as 'the nightingale of Pontus' owing to his powerful and beautiful voice. He was born in Oinoi, Kozani, Greece in 1934. His parents were Pontic Greek refugees from Pezirkian Kiatsit in the Kars region of north eastern Turkey.
It's 1964 in Constantinople (Istanbul), relations between Greece and Turkey are on shaky ground, and 7 year old Fanis (George Corraface) and his family have been given the startling news that they are being deported to Greece. Initially Fanis has trouble adapting to his new surrounds in Greece. He constantly reminisces about life in Constantinople where he grew up part of the Greek minority of the city.
Stavros Savvidis is a popular Pontic Greek singer whose ancestors originated from the Santa region of Pontus. He was born in Veria, Greece from a musical family, and developed an interest in music from a young age. At the age of 16 he began singing amongst friends, but before long he was singing professionally alongside his musician father Manti Savvidis, who plays the Pontic kemenche.