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Skala Babka / Grandma Rock
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Rock in the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Heartland area. Grandma is more like a chess pawn, named it, probably, by analogy, next to his grandfather, of course, be grandmother. The view from the South-East. Taken on August 11, 2012.

Copyright: Anatolij semyonov
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Chargée: 19/10/2012
Mis à jour: 17/07/2014
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Anatolij Semyonov
Skala I Stolb / First Pillar Rock
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Krasnojarsk's Stolby - At First
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Krasnoyarsk's Stolby - Ded
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Krasnojarsk's Stolby - At middle of First
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Skala Ded / Grandpa Rock
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Stolby Chertova Kuxnja
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Skala Per`ya / Quills Rock
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Krasnojars's Stolby - Peria
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Winter Krasnoyarsk's Stolby
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Krasnojarsky Stolby - from Second
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