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Slovenia and Russia Marking 95th Anniversary of Russian Chapel

Ljubljana/Kranjska Gora, 20 July - A number of events will take place in Ljubljana and Kranjska Gora between 29 and 31 July to mark the 95th anniversary of the Russian Chapel dedicated to the Russian prisoners of war who died while building the Vrsic mountain pass during WWI. The main ceremony on 31 July will be attended by Russian Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov.

Kranjska Gora
The Russian Chapel built in the memory of Russian POWs who were killed by an avalanche in 1916 while building the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Slovenia-Russia Association president Sasa Gerzina (left) and Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev meet at the presentation of the events to be held to mark the 95th anniversary of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

Ljubljana
Kranjska Gora Deputy Mayor Joze Zupancic (left) and Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev meet at the presentation of the events to be held to mark the 95th anniversary of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

Ljubljana
Kranjska Gora Deputy Mayor Joze Zupancic presents the events to be held to mark the 95th anniversary of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

Ljubljana
Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev presents the events to be held to mark the 95th anniversary of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

Ljubljana
Slovenia-Russia Association president Sasa Gerzina (right) presents the events to be held to mark the 95th anniversary of the Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Nebojsa Tejic/STA

Kranjska Gora
The Russian Chapel built in the memory of Russian POWs who were killed by an avalanche in 1916 while building the Vrsic mountain pass.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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