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Officials Say Chapel Testimony to Slovenian-Russian Friendship

Kranjska Gora, 26 July - Over a hundred of people, including high-level Russian and Slovenian officials, gathered at the Russian Chapel below the Vrsic mountain pass on Sunday in what has become a traditional ceremony to commemorate the deaths of Russian prisoners of war who died while building the pass during World War I.

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Deputy speaker of the Russian Duma, Lyubov Konstantinovna Sliska and Speaker of the National Assembly Pavel Gantar.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Speaker of the National Assembly Pavel Gantar.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Deputy speaker of the Russian Duma, Lyubov Konstantinovna Sliska.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain
pass.
Archbishop Kirill of Yaroslavl and Rostov of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Deputy speaker of the Russian Duma, Lyubov Konstantinovna Sliska.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Defence Minister Ljubica Jelusic and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar (right).
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

Vrsic.
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, devoted to the memory of Russian prisoners of war who died 92 years ago while constructing the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Jana Mancevic/STA

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