Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Slovenian President Borut Pahor (L) talk after a ceremony at a Russian Chapel at the Vrsic mountain pass in northern Slovenia, on July 30, 2016 marking the centenary of the killing of some 300 Russian prisoners of war by an avalanche in 1916.
Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided any public mention of current tensions with the West as he paid a visit on July 30 to European Union and NATO member Slovenia, focusing on history not politics. / AFP / Jure MAKOVEC        (Photo credit should read JURE MAKOVEC/AFP/Getty Images)