I'm not going to lie and say I am a fan of Russia, but never the less, perhaps some of my readers would be interested in the following: the Hellenic Cultural Center in Moscow is organizing an international photography contest called 'Greece: Moments of Personal Happiness', and you can enter.

The contest is in collaboration with two Russian cultural institutions, the Library of Foreign Literature 'Dante Alighieri, and the Photography Club 'M-53'. It is being organized for the occasion of the 'Greece-Russia 2016' Year. The aim is to present the history, culture, nature of Greece’s urban centers and provinces, to highlight various aspects of everyday life of Greek people, private and public, and to construct a mosaic portrait of the country, through the art of photography.

The contest addresses Greeks and philhellenes, and all who have a love for Greece. Works should be submitted from January 1 through September 30, 2015. Photos should have been shot in Greece, with resolution of at least 2000 pixels and must be submitted in jpg format to the email address: photofromgreece2015@gmail.com. Each participant can send a maximum of five photos. The photographs will be evaluated by a judging committee and the works of the winners will be exhibited at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Moscow.