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Russian Chapel a memorial to soldiers, symbol of Russo-Slovenian ties

Vršič, 30 July - The Russian Chapel below the Vršič mountain pass was built in 1916 by surviving Russian prisoners-of-war in memory of their comrades who died in a snow avalanche while building the mountain road. But in the recent decades it has also become the most visible symbol of Russian-Slovenian friendship and a pilgrimage site for thousands each July.

Russian Chapel.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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