The Headquarters of the 'Society of Friends', the house which hosted its leader Alexandros Ipsilantis, who was preparing the Greek revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman rule, has been discovered in the capital of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, after many months of investigation.
At present, efforts are being made for it to come into Greek hands, in order for the headquarters to be jointly utilized by the two countries as a historic monument.
The whereabouts of the headquarters was revealed following the coordinated actions by Hellenic Republic Parliament Vice-President George Sourlas, who in his capacity as President of the International Institute of Inter-Balkan Cooperation "Rigas Velestinlis", had the first information of the existence of the headquarters for the uprising of 1821.
It is the oldest building in Chisinau and has a large courtyard as well as basements.
The big secret about the building from where the flame started of the struggle for Greece's independence was disclosed to Sourlas a few months ago.
Source: Athens News Agency