Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke on the phone yesterday (May 7) with Russian President Vladimir Putin and confirmed the Greek government's willingness to participate - via a public sector company - in the construction of a pipeline carrying Russian natural gas that would carry natural gas to Europe, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Putin "expressed his intention to support a plan to finance the Greek company that will build the pipeline which could attract energy and growth investments and whose cost could be covered by the company’s profits from operating [the pipeline]." Furthermore, Tsipras’ office also announced that he will participate in an international business forum, to be held in St. Petersburg on June 18-20 and will meet again with Putin.
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Moscow is helping Greece in its investigation into possible Second World War reparations from Germany. Following a request by Alternate Defense Minister Costas Isichos, the Russian Embassy in Athens has provided Greek authorities with a list of previously unused archives, including documents, photographs and documentary footage.