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Monuments to 27th infantry division of the general Neverovsky and to engineering armies. May 2011.
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Alexander Adashkevich
Communal graves of the soldiers who were lost in the Borodino battle. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
The Spaso-Borodino female monastery in Voroshilovo. Panorama. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to divisions of generals Charles Meklenburgsky and Michael Semenovich Vorontsov. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Murom infantry regiment near Spaso-Borodino monastery. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to 4-th cavalry corps of general Karl Sivers. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Lejb-guards Izmajlovsky regiment at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the lejb-guards Artillery brigade at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the battery №2 and light №2 companies of lejb-guards of an artillery brigade near Semenovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monuments to the Lejb-guards Finnish regiment and captain Alexander Ogaryov. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment from the Moscow regiment. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Communal grave of the Soviet soldiers of 5th army at village Semenovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment. May 2011.
jacky cheng
Qinghai Lake Monument Cards
Evgeny Efimov
Bridge over Jekostrovskij strait (view from the top of the bridge)
Mark Weber
Rheinfall Viewing Platform
yunzen liu
a wonderful sight in The Potala Palace 3
Willy Kaemena
Cologne (Köln) 360º
Don Manion
Naming Cave
Andrea Biffi
Montmartre by night
Thang Bui
Halong Bay 5
Thang Bui
Halong Bay 1
Thang Bui
Halong Bay 2
Lars Gabrysch
Gerichtslaube Babelsberg Potsdam Germany
Dieter Hofer
Handeggfall bridge
Alexander Adashkevich
Kemer, Turkey, boat landing stage. September 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Chernevskie ponds. South Butovo, Moscow, Russia. October 2010.
Alexander Adashkevich
Panorama from inside of Alexander Golod's pyramid. April 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to divisions of generals Charles Meklenburgsky and Michael Semenovich Vorontsov. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Ulupinar, Kemer, Turkey. Fishing, September 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Manor Ostafyevo, view to main building. Panorama. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Manor Ostafyevo, wooden bridge across pond. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Stormy Black sea, Tsemess bay, Kabardinka. August 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins. September 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Moscow paleontological museum, hall 6-3.
Alexander Adashkevich
The square near Ice Palace in Dmitrov. June 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Road to Andreevsky pass of Markotkh ridge. August 2012.
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