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Copyright: Petr Pletnyakov
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Uploaded: 02/05/2012
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Mikhail Moskovskiy
observation in Stavropol
Petr Pletnyakov
Krepostnaya gorka
Sergey Chernov
Площадь у Солдата
Petr Pletnyakov
NULEVOY KILOMETR (Kilometre Zero)
Petr Pletnyakov
Autumn in Stavropol
Sergey Chernov
Новогодние украшения Газпром Трансгаз Ставрополь
Ludmila Diatchenko
Angel, of Stavropol
Petr Pletnyakov
Pushkin monument
Sergey Chernov
Площадь у Ангела
Sergey Chernov
Центральный парк
Petr Pletnyakov
Stavropol Spring Time
Petr Pletnyakov
Lenin square, Stavropol (2010)
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Monastery Agiou Dionisiou Olympus (Trapeza) Dinning Room
John Willetts ARPS
UpCerne, Dorset. Witches Butter
Richard Chesher
Weather New Caledonia Grand Lagoon Sud
Markus Freitag
-Reichelsheim- Laurentiuskirche & Rathaus
Thang Bui
Inside The House Built In 17th Century In Duong Lam
Bane Obradović
Crkva Sv. Jovana Krstitelja, Bele Vode, Mokra Gora
Nuurs Ortiz
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church Corredor
Roy Zipstein
Artist at His Studio
Roberto Scavino
Paşabağ, the Fairy Courtyard
Thang Bui
Inside The House Built In 17th Century In Duong Lam
Igor Adamec
Vršič (1737m)
Ruediger Kottmann
Castello di Brenzone - view to Lake Garda
Petr Pletnyakov
Stream near Arkhiz
Petr Pletnyakov
Krepostnaya gorka
Petr Pletnyakov
Hot weather in Stavropol (January 22, 2013)
Petr Pletnyakov
Bridge through Kovashi river
Petr Pletnyakov
Academic Theatre of Drama
Petr Pletnyakov
"Alexandria"
Petr Pletnyakov
Pushkin monument
Petr Pletnyakov
Our Office
Petr Pletnyakov
Stavropol Spring Time
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Autumn in Stavropol
Petr Pletnyakov
NULEVOY KILOMETR (Kilometre Zero)
Petr Pletnyakov
Tseyskii glacier
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