After an eight-hour wait Alexander Dugin entered the territory of Greece
Russian political scientist and philosopher Alexander Dugin after an eight-hour wait at the police station Thessaloniki Airport was finaly authorized to enter the territory of Greece.
The famous Russian philosopher and political scientist Alexander Dugin was denied entry onto the territory of Greece. He was informed at the passport control of Thessaloniki airport that he was denied entry to the European Union at the request of Hungary. He has been unable to obtain detailed information as to the reasons why he was denied entry by Greek border guards.
Currently Alexander Dugin is in Greece.
Alexander Dugin comments on this incident:
I spent more than eight hours waiting for the decision of the Greek authorities in Thessaloniki airport. Officially, the reason for the refusal to allow me passage to the territory of Greece was sanctions from Hungary. Surprisingly, I haven't visited this country in 25 years. Hungary made the corresponding decision in 2014, but it was not a barrier to enter other EU countries. It is clear that those who detained me had no idea of when, by whom and how the sanctions were imposed. Hence, the real reason was not in the Hungarian ruling, but it was something else.
What happened at Thessaloniki airport on 17th May deliberately aimed to provoke a political scandal. Its main goal was to complicate Russian-Greek relations in the run-up to important dates - the celebration of the Millennium of presence of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos - a mystical center of Hesychastic tradition for the entire Orthodox world. Actually, it was Mount Athos I was going to.