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Slovenia to honour Russian POWs who died building Vršič Pass

Kranjska Gora, 28 July - More than 1,000 people are expected at the annual ceremony honouring the Russian POWs who were killed in an avalanche while building the Vršič mountain pass during World War I. Held on Saturday at the Russian Chapel, a landmark erected by the surviving POWs 102 years ago, the ceremony will be addressed by President Borut Pahor.

Kranjska Gora
The Russian Chapel, a shrine erected in memory of Russian prisoners of war who died while building the Vršič mountain pass during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
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Kranjska Gora
Men in WWI uniforms at the Russian Chapel ceremony.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
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