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Memorial celebrations took place near the Russian Chapel in Slovenia

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Memorial celebrations took place near the Russian Chapel in Slovenia


30.07.2018

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Russian-Slovene memorial meeting took places nearby Vršič pass and the Russian Chapel in Slovenia, on Saturday, 28. The delegation of Slovenia was headed Prime Minister Borut Pahor while Russian delegation included the Minister of Digital Development, Communication and Mass Media Konstantin Noskov, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg Anna Mityanina and other senior officials. Borut Pahor has underlined that we have to give a great importance to the sustainable peace as the noblest motive of humankind. Borut Pahor called on countries to mutual respect and cooperation, and peaceful settlement of disputes.

The solemn church service was delivered by Archbishop of Krondshtat, Vicar of St Petersburg Eparchy Nazary accompanied by the female chorus of Saint Petersburg Religious Academy of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Russky Mir Foundation, the Society of Slovenian-Russian Friendship and Kranjska Gora mayor's office have been holding multiple events for a number of years. Russiay Mir the Foundation was be represented by the executive director Vladimir Kochin at the current meeting.

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Russian politicians, members of the public and the clergy, Russian compatriots and Slovene russophiles traditionally take place on July 28, the beginning of the World War I day. Every year the pay tribute to soldiers perished on that spot in 1916.

traditional activities near the Russian Chapel to take place from 27 – 28 of July was held at the Russian Embassy in Slovenia. The Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgaev, Chairman of the SloveniaRussia Society Sasha Gerzhina, members of the Friendship Society and others took part in the press conference.

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Small Russian Chapel was constructed over 100 years ago by Russian captives at Vršič pass in the Alpes in memory of those who had passed away in the event of an avalanche during the mountain pass construction. For many years locals were taking care of the Chapel, and now it's in hands of the SloveniaRussia Society.

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According to a good old tradition, activities near the Russian Chapel are accompanied by an extensive cultural program. This year it coincided with Days of Saint Petersburg in Slovenia. A gala concert of the world opera stars from Saint Petersburg will be held on July 27 in one of the largest concert halls of Ljubljana Tsankariev House. Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Strauss music pieces were played. Saint Petersburg soloists Oxana Shilova, Ekaterina Sergeeva, Roman Burdenko and Sergey Skorokhodov performed with Concert choir of Saint Petersburg and Mitteleuropa Orchestra from Italy.

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As we reported before, concert titled Russian Night with participation of famous Slovenian stars supported by the Russkiy Mir Foundation took place in the evening in Kranjska Gora city. A well-known Russian singer, piano player, an author of songs Olga Varvus will participate at the concert, prepared a grand present for the city dwellers and admirers of the Russian songs.

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On Sunday, July 29, the female chorus of Saint Petersburg Religious Academy of the Russian Orthodox Church will deliver a performance at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.

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