Manolis Glezos, national hero of Greece, died

Manolis Glezos, the hero of the Greek resistance, died in a hospital in Athens at the age of 98. This was reported on March 30, citing former Greek Deputy Defense Minister Kostas Ishihos.

“Manolis died in hospital. Recently he was ill, suffered from two pneumonia in a year and a half. From March 16 he was in the hospital,” he said.

In May 1941, together with his friend Apostle Santos, he broke the Nazi flag flying over the Acropolis. For his beliefs, Glezos spent 16 years in prison. He was a laureate of the International Lenin Prize “For the Promotion of Peace between Peoples” and enjoyed great authority in the country.