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Russian Chapel Hailed as Symbol of Peace at Annual Commemoration

Kranjska Gora, 26 July - A reminder of tragic events during WWI, the Russian Chapel has become a symbol of peace and friendship between the Slovenian and Russian nations, key-note speakers stressed at Sunday's commemoration for several hundred Russian POWs who died there while building a key road for the supply of the Isonzo Front almost 100 years ago.

Kranjska Gora
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
President Borut Pahor lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
President Borut Pahor lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
President Borut Pahor lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
PM Miro Cerar lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
President Borut Pahor lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
President Borut Pahor lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
President Borut Pahor lying a wreath at the Russian Chapel, which was built in 1916 by the surviving Russian POWs for their fellow prisoners who were buried by an avalanche.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
Top officials (left to right), Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev, Slovenian Speaker Milan Brglez, President Borut Pahor, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedevand Slovenian PM Miro Cerar, and head of the Slovenia-Russia Association Saša Geržina, at the Russian Chapel under the Vršič mountain pass for the annual commemoration.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
Top officials (left to right), Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev, Slovenian Speaker Milan Brglez, President Borut Pahor, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedevand Slovenian PM Miro Cerar, and head of the Slovenia-Russia Association Saša Geržina, at the Russian Chapel under the Vršič mountain pass for the annual commemoration.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
Top officials (left to right), Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev, Slovenian Speaker Milan Brglez, President Borut Pahor, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedevand Slovenian PM Miro Cerar, and head of the Slovenia-Russia Association Saša Geržina, at the Russian Chapel under the Vršič mountain pass for the annual commemoration.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
Top officials (left to right), Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev, Slovenian Speaker Milan Brglez, President Borut Pahor, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedevand Slovenian PM Miro Cerar, at the Russian Chapel under the Vršič mountain pass for the annual commemoration.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
Top officials (left to right), Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev, Slovenian Speaker Milan Brglez, President Borut Pahor, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev and Slovenian PM Miro Cerar, at the Russian Chapel under the Vršič mountain pass for the annual commemoration.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Kranjska Gora
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev (left) and Slovenian PM Miro Cerar arriving at the Russian Chapel under the Vršič mountain pass for the annual commemoration.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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