The frozen gas pipeline project "South Stream" may be soon reborn, Greek media forecast ahead of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will arrive on an official visit to Athens on Friday.
Energy will be one of the main topics during his visit. Putin is expected to present a new alternative route for the transportation of Russian natural gas to southern Europe.
The pipeline is to replace "Turkish Stream", plans of which were dropped after the deterioration of relations between Moscow and Ankara.
"South Stream 2" is expected to start from the Crimean peninsula, passing through the Black Sea and Bulgaria to end up in Greece.
In practice, this means that it will be using pipes already provided by the initial version of the "South Stream", experts say.