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Former Knyshove cemetery, Borispol, Ukraine

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A: Inside the St. Nicholas Church, Borispol

by Elisei Tikhonov, 90 meters away

Inside the St. Nicholas Church, Borispol

B: St. Nicholas Church

by Elisei Tikhonov, 100 meters away

St. Nicholas Church

C: Cirque at Socgorodok street, Borispol, Ukraine

by Elisei Tikhonov, 430 meters away

Cirque at Socgorodok street, Borispol, Ukraine

E: Valley of Heroes, Borispol, Ukraine

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Valley of Heroes, Borispol, Ukraine

F: Borispol City Entrance Sign

by Elisei Tikhonov, 1.6 km away

Borispol City Entrance Sign

H: Central Park, Borispol, Ukraine

by Elisei Tikhonov, 1.7 km away

Central Park, Borispol, Ukraine

I: Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor of 1932-1933

by Elisei Tikhonov, 2.7 km away

Меморіал пам'яті жертв Голодомору 1932—1933 років в селі Гора Бориспільського району було урочисто за...

Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor of 1932-1933

J: Near The Church of Boris and Gleb

by Elisei Tikhonov, 3.8 km away

The Church of Boris and Gleb in Borispol, Ukraine

Near The Church of Boris and Gleb

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