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Jansa Says Russian Chapel Symbol of Slovenian-Russian Friendship

Kranjska Gora, 30 July - Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa labelled the Russian Chapel, lying by the road across the Vrsic mountain pass in NW Slovenia, a symbol of Slovenian-Russian friendship, as he addressed the central ceremony marking 90 years of the chapel on Sunday.

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The ceremony marking 90 years of the Russian Chapel
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The head of the Orthodox Church in Belarus and Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Filaret, at the ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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President of the Russian Council of the Federation Sergey Mironov addressing the people who gathered at a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa addressing the people who gathered at a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa addressing the people who gathered at a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Slovenian Parliament Speaker France Cukjati (far right), European Parliament Speaker Josep Borrell (right), Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and President of the Russian Council of the Federation Sergey Mironov (far left) at a ceremony marking 90 years of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass in N Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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European Parliament Speaker Josep Borrell (right) and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) at a ceremony marking 90 years of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass in N Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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European Parliament Speaker Josep Borrell (right) and Slovenian Parliament Speaker France Cukjati (left) at a ceremony marking 90 years of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass in N Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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A sign saying "Russian Road" on top and "Russian Chapel" at the bottom was erected prior to a ceremony marking the change of name of a road between Kranjska gora and the Vrsic mountain pass into the Russian Road.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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A sign saying "Russian Road" on top and "Russian Chapel" at the bottom was erected prior to a ceremony marking the change of name of a road between Kranjska gora and the Vrsic mountain pass into the Russian Road.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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