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Officials: Chapel Symbol of Russian-Slovenian Friendship

Kranjska Gora, 29 July - The Russian Chapel below the Vrsic mountain pass has become a symbol of Russian-Slovenian friendship, officials from the two countries stressed as they gathered at the chapel for a ceremony to commemorate Russian prisoners of war who died while building the pass during World War I.

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Chair of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Commitee Jozef Jerovsek, Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and First Deputy Speaker of the Duma Lyubov Sliska addresses the remembrance ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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First Deputy Speaker of the Duma Lyubov Sliska, Parliament Speaker France Cukjati, Prime Minister Janez Jansa and National Council President Janez Susnik at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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Slovenian and Russian officials at the remembrance ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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The remembrance ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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Ljubljana Archbishop Alojz Uran speaking to Archbishop of Belgorod and Stary Oskol Vladyka Ioan at the ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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The remembrance ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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First Deputy Speaker of the Duma Lyubov Sliska addresses the remembrance ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

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