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Boris Mouzenidis, Ellinair Airlines Founder Buried in Thessaloniki

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ATHENS -- Boris Mouzenidis, 60, founder of a travel agency that boosted tourism between Greece and Russia and of an airline company, was buried in Nea Efkarpia, Thessaloniki region, on Thursday.

The self-made businessman who led a business group named after him, had been hospitalized in Moscow during a business trip after contracting coronavirus. He died of heart failure after Covid-19 complications on Saturday (March 27), and his body was transported to Greece on a special flight of Ellinair, the airline he founded in 2013.

He was born in a Greek village of Georgia and moved to Greece with his family since 1993.

His funeral service in Thessaloniki was led by a representative of the Patriarchate, while a memorial service held in Moscow was attended by the Greek ambassador, the consul general, and the director of the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT) in Russia.