The tweet was a message of goodwill to Greece.
The Russian Foreign Ministry posted a video on its official Twitter account on Tuesday commemorating the 193rd anniversary of the “Naval Battle of Naavrino”, which aided a newly rising Greece on its path to Independence from the Ottoman Empire.
The move was seen as an indirect message towards Tayyip Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman dreams.
The Battle of Navarino was a naval battle fought on 20 October (O. S. 8 October) 1827, during the Greek War of Independence (1821–32), in Navarino Bay (modern Pylos), on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, in the Ionian Sea. Allied forces from Britain, France, and Russia decisively defeated Ottoman and Egyptian forces trying to suppress the Greeks, thereby making Greek independence much more likely.