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Monuments to 27th infantry division of the general Neverovsky and to engineering armies. May 2011.
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Communal graves of the soldiers who were lost in the Borodino battle. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
The Spaso-Borodino female monastery in Voroshilovo. Panorama. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to divisions of generals Charles Meklenburgsky and Michael Semenovich Vorontsov. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Murom infantry regiment near Spaso-Borodino monastery. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to 4-th cavalry corps of general Karl Sivers. May 2011.
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Monument to the Lejb-guards Izmajlovsky regiment at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
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Monument to the lejb-guards Artillery brigade at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the battery №2 and light №2 companies of lejb-guards of an artillery brigade near Semenovskoe. May 2011.
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Monuments to the Lejb-guards Finnish regiment and captain Alexander Ogaryov. May 2011.
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Monument to the lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment from the Moscow regiment. May 2011.
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Communal grave of the Soviet soldiers of 5th army at village Semenovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment. May 2011.
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Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins. September 2011.
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Kabardinka's quay. Near fountain. August 2012.
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Monument to the Lejb-guards Izmajlovsky regiment at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
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Dubrovitsi, Church of the Sign. Podolsk, June 2011.
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Park in honour of 45 years of Vidnoe city.
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Park near Palace of culture in Vidnoe city. April 2011.
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Pool in the tributary of river Pshada. August 2012.
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Communal graves of the soldiers who were lost in the Borodino battle. May 2011.
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Monument to Victor Talalikhin. Podolsk, June 2012.
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