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Kishinev - Square of the Great National Meeting

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Kishinev - Square of the Great National Meeting.

On the right side is Moldavian Government Building.

On the left side can be seen Cathedral Ensemble - composed from the Cathedral, Bell Tower and Triumph Arch

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