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Tsipras’s Visit to Putin Follows Road Paved in Soviet Times

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Playing Poker With Putin: Greece’s Gamble

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The journey to Moscow from Athens is a path well-trodden for Greek leaders.

Since the late 1970s, the country’s prime ministers have pursued talks with Russia over trade, energy policy and investment. As current premier Alexis Tsipras follows in their footsteps and sits down with Vladimir Putin, he may find the Russian president as keen for his help as he is to woo Putin.