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Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in the Valaam Monastery
Russia

I.Valaam. Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in the Valaam Monastery.

Остров Валаам. Центральная усадьба. Внутреннее каре. Церковь Успения Пресвятой Богородицы в Валаамском монастыре.

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Uploaded: 06/10/2012
Updated: 06/11/2012
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