Prime Minister George Papandreou, in a message he sent to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, expresses his profound condolences and those of the Greek government to the families of the victims of the tragic accident on the Volga river, expressing at the same time the hope that the efforts of the rescue teams will produce results.
"In these difficult moments for so many families, our thoughts are with those who were harmed by this unexpected disaster," the prime minister's message to his Russian counterpart concluded.