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Museum to Soviet POWs Symbolically Inaugurated

Maribor, 8 July - Slovenian and Russian officials symbolically launched Tuesday a museum in Maribor that will be dedicated to Soviet prisoners of war held by the Germans in 1941-1942. The museum will serve as a "permanent memory of those who gave their lives for peace, liberty and prosperity of future generations," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Maribor
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lays a wreath at the site of a former WWII prisoner of war camp which will be converted to a museum.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Maribor
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lays a wreath at the site of a former WWII prisoner of war camp which will be converted to a museum.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Maribor
Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec lays a wreath at the site of a former WWII prisoner of war camp which will be converted to a museum.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Maribor
Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec lays a wreath at the site of a former WWII prisoner of war camp which will be converted to a museum.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Maribor
Senior officials including (left to right) Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, President Borut Pahor and FM Karl Erjavec attend a ceremony symbolically inaugurating a museum dedicated to Russian POWsheld in a camp in 1941-1942.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Maribor
Senior officials including (left to right) Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, MariborMayor Andrej Fištravec, President Borut Pahor and FM Karl Erjavec attend a ceremony symbolically inaugurating a museum dedicated to Russian POWs held in a camp in 1941-1942.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Maribor
Senior officials including (left to right) Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, Maribor Mayor Andrej Fištravec, President Borut Pahor and FM Karl Erjavec attend a ceremony symbolically inaugurating a museum dedicated to Russian POWs held in a camp in 1941-1942.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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