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This Year's Russian Chapel Ceremony to Be Marked by Medvedev Visit

Ljubljana, 24 July - An annual memorial service fostering Slovenia-Russia friendship will be held on Sunday at a site in NW Slovenia dedicated to deceased Russian WWI POWs. More than 1,000 people are expected, including Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev as the highest Russian official to attend the event so far and a 14-member delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Kranjska Gora
Ceremony at the Russian Chapel, a memorial to hundreds of Russian PWOs who died while building a road to the Vršič mountain pass in the Julian Alps in 1916.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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