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Russian president's visit marks centenary of Russian Chapel

Ljubljana, 25 July - Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in Slovenia on Saturday to attend proceedings marking the centenary of a chapel below the Vršič mountain pass erected in memory of Russian prisoners of war who died there during WWI. He will also unveil a memorial to Russian soldiers at the main cemetery in Ljubljana.

Kranjska Gora
Traditional ceremony 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
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