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This is the official video clip, with metaphorical lyrics, launched to commemorate the above events, the official celebrations of which started yesterday in the presence of dignitaries from the three Great Powers (Prince and Duchess of Wales, the Prime Minister of Russia and the French Ambassador), the President of the Republic of Cyprus and others.


Εχθές άρχισαν οι εορτασμοί γιά τα 200 χρόνια τού απελευθερωτικού αγώνα της ανεξαρτησίας. Ο Αλέξανδρος Υψηλάντης, αρχηγός τής Φιλικής Εταιρείας, ξεκίνησε από τή Ρωσία κι΄έφθασε στό Ιάσιο, πρωτεύουσα τής Μολδοβίας, στίς 22 Φεβρουαρίου τού 1821. Μετά από δύο ημέρες, ο Υψηλάντης δημοσίευσε τή διακήρυξη «πολεμήστε γιά τήν πίστη καί τήν πατρίδα» καί κάλεσε τούς Ελληνες να επαναστατήσουν. Η επανἀσταση ξεκίνησε στή Μάνη, μία περιοχή τής Νότιας Πελοποποννήσου, στίς 25 Μαρτίου καί συνεχίστηκε γιά χρόνια χωρίς καμία επίσημη υποστήριξη. Το 1827, οι στόλοι τών τριών Μεγάλων Δυνάμεων, Μ. Βρετανία-Ρωσία-Γαλλία, κατατρόπωσαν τόν τουρκο-αιγυπτιακό στόλο στή ναυμαχία τού Ναυαρίνου, στή Δυτική Πελοπόννησο. Αυτή η νίκη επέτρεψε στούς Ελληνες να συνεχίσουν τόν αγώνα κι΄επιτέλους νά κερδίσουν τήν ανεξαρτησία τους το 1830 καί νά στήσουν τό νέο κράτος μέ πρώτη πρωτεύουσα τήν Αίγινα καί πρώτο Κυβερνήτη τόν Ιωάννη Καποδίστρια.

Greece kicked off yesterday its celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the start of the country’s war of independence. Alexandros Ypsilantis, leader of the Friendly Society, set off from Russia and arrived in Iasi, capital of Moldova, on 22nd February 1821. Two days later, Ypsilantis handed out he revolutionary proclamation “fight for faith and country” in which he asked the Greeks to revolt. The revolt started in the Mani region of the southern Peloponnese peninsula on 25th March and continued for years without official foreign support. In 1827, with the revolution almost squashed, the war fleets of Britain, Russia and France intervened to destroy a Turkish-Egyptian fleet in the Bay of Navarino, in the western Peloponnese. This crucial blow enabled the Greeks to fight on and eventually gain independence in 1830 with the island of Aegina becoming the country’s first capital, with the installation of Ioannis Kapodistrias as the first Governor

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