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Kremlin: Putin to dedicate monument in Slovenia to Russia’s fallen of both wars

July 27, 2016, 17:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, July 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit Slovenia on July 30 to unveil a monument to Russian and Soviet soldiers killed there during the First and Second World Wars and to hold comprehensive talks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

"(The visit) will consist of a memorial dedication ceremony and meaningful discussions. Delegation and restricted talks are scheduled to be on the agenda. A news conference is expected as well," Peskov said. "I would divide the visit into two parts: the memorial dedication and the working one."

The Kremlin spokesman noted that "the commemorative ceremony is planned to mark the centenary of the Russian chapel’s construction at the Vrsic Pass." "Also a monument to Russian and Soviet soldiers who died in Slovenia in both world wars is to be unveiled in Ljubljana," he said in conclusion.

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