Greeks of Pyatigorsk
History of the Community
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 Cultural life of the Community.
   One of our major aims is the preservation and cultivation of the Greek culture.

The culture - no doubt - and the soul, but basically the first keeps us live as Greeks during the centuries far away from Greece.
The photo that was found in the family archives of the local Greek Miltiades Efstathiades sets the example for today's Greek Community and shows us that we should aim at the promotion and cultivation of a civilization which existed in Greeks of Pyatigorsk and to enrich it with the one of the Metropolis, which has gone far ahead, furthermore to preserve and continue the civilization of the Greeks of Pyatigorsk.
Events of our life

On 19th May 2002, at the second Athonian monastery for monks of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, near the mountain Beshtaou and the city of Pyatigorsk, a mass took place in memory of the victims of the genocide of the Pontian Hellenism in the period of 1916-1923. Among the people who attended the memorial service the majority were Greeks from nearby places in Stavropol.
At the future iconostasis of the church of the Assumption, which will be built there, Abbot Siluan officiated the mass and his words in memory of 353.000 innocent victims, moved the attendants very much.
The president of the Greek businessmen of Russia, mr Elias Elias Heliades, made a speech on the chronicle of the tough years for the Pontian Greeks and to this man we owe the idea of performing the mass in the monastery.
The president of the Greek Community of Pyatigorsk, mr Touzanides Constandinos, as representative of the Stavropol communities, made a speech for the unforgettable events of that era and launched an appeal to the Turkish government to recognize the genocide of the Pontian people.
In the end of the mass the monks asked the guests to dinner, during which a mention was launched to innocent victims of that era.

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Some Greek generations from Pyatigorsk didn't have the chance to study Greek, with the opening of the Greek community in Pyatigorsk marked the beginning of organized Greek language teaching.
Great attention is paid to the further education of the Greek language teachers. Educational seminars with the participation of professors from the universities of Greece are frequently organized... ...detail
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