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The Week of Russian Culture starts in Slovenia

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The Week of Russian Culture starts in Slovenia


The Week of Russian Culture has started in Slovenia. It is dedicated to the 101 years of the foundation of the Russian Holy Vladimir Chapel nearby Vrsic pass in Slovenia, Rossotrudnichestvo reports.

The Russian culture weeks begins with artist and poet Nikolay Mashukov exhibition that opened in Slovenian city Kranska Gora.

Russian center of culture and science in Lubliana and Slavic Cultures Festival have organized the event. Kranjska Gora mayor Janez Hrovat has welcomed all the guests. He has reminded everyone about the great friendship between our countries, our kinship, historical commonness of Russian and Slavic Cultures.

Anna Mogutina Rulada talent agency singers have performed popular Russian songs at the Gala concert.

On July 30 the memorial ceremony will be conducted at the Russian Chapel located at the Vrsic pass in the memory of Russian prisoners-of-was killed by avalanche. Last year Vladimir Putin has attended the ceremony.

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