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Russian Chapel Praised as Symbol of Slovenia-Russia Friendship

Kranjska Gora, 29 July - Prime Minister Janez Janša termed the Russian Chapel below the Vršič pass a symbol of friendship between the nations of Slovenia and Russia as he addressed a gathering of 2,000 people who converged on the shrine on Sunday to commemorate Russian prisoners of war who died in an avalanche during World War I.

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PM Janez Janša addresses a ceremony in memory of Russian WWI POWs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Senior Slovenian and Russian officials gather for a ceremony in memory of Russian WWI POWs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Yury Vorobyov, deputy chairman of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, addresses a ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Yury Vorobyov, deputy chairman of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, addresses a ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Senior Slovenian and Russian officials gather for a ceremony in memory of Russian WWI POWs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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PM Janez Janša addresses a ceremony in memory of Russian WWI POWs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Russian Ambassador Doku Zavgayev, deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma, Sergei Zheleznyak, and Yury Vorobyov, deputy chairman of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament (left to right) attend a ceremony at the Russian Chapel.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Vršič
PM Janez Janša addresses a ceremony in memory of Russian WWI POWs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Vršič
Senior Slovenian and Russian officials gather for a ceremony in memory of Russian WWI POWs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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