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Early autumn park
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Krilatskie Hills
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Krilatskie Hills
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Krilatskie Hills
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bicyclist
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my multi-storeyed "hen-coop"
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Summer morning near the church
Abandoned Building
Kievskaya street
Memorial
Moscow-city skyscrapers
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Courtyard
07.12.2010 (Kuntsevo, Moscow)
Moscow-City and Moskva-River
Near Kutuzovsky Prospekt
Moscow-City
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