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Russian POWs display sheds light on little known chapter of WWI history

Pivka, 8 November - The Park of Military History in Pivka has marked the centenary of the end of World War One with an exhibition on Russian prisoners of war, whom Austro-Hungarian authorities brought to Slovenian lands to work on a number of infrastructure projects.

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI. Pictured is a scale model of the Russian Chapel the PWOs built as they were constructing a road to the Vršič mountain pass.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI. Pictured is a scale model of the Russian Chapel the PWOs built as they were constructing a road to the Vršič mountain pass.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI. Pictured are the museum's director Janko Boštjančič, President Borut Pahor, who opened the exhibition, Pivka Mayor Robert Smrdelj and photographer and philosopher Evgen Bavčar.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI. Pictured are President Borut Pahor, who opened the exhibition, together with the museum's director Janko Boštjančič, Pivka Mayor Robert Smrdelj and photographer and philosopher Evgen Bavčar.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI. Pictured are the museum's director Janko Boštjančič, President Borut Pahor, who opened the exhibition, Pivka Mayor Robert Smrdelj and photographer and philosopher Evgen Bavčar.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Pivka
The Park of Military History launches an exhibition on Russian PWOs in Slovenian lands during WWI.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

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