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Monuments to 27th infantry division of the general Neverovsky and to engineering armies. May 2011.
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Alexander Adashkevich
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.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Lejb-guards Izmajlovsky regiment at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
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.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monuments to the Lejb-guards Finnish regiment and captain Alexander Ogaryov. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment from the Moscow regiment. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
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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Segovia - Aqueduct
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French Riviera: Saint-Paul de Vence - Folon Chapel
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Wutachschlucht Bild3
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Caesar's Restaurant, Tijuana
A garden in Venice
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Death Valley after Bush Fires near Kuruman
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Toledo - Calle Cardenal Cisneros
Arroz Marisco
The Twin Lakes of Pumacocha Lake
Константин Кретов
Apharwat mountain top
Alexander Adashkevich
Kemer, Turkey, night clubs Inferno, Aura, Kristall. September 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Территория отеля Кантри Резорт (Country Resort). Июнь 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Communal grave of the Soviet soldiers of 5th army at village Semenovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Borodino museum. Panorama. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Stone in honor of foundation of the Vidnoe city. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Stormy Black sea, Tsemess bay, Kabardinka. August 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Lenin Square in Podolsk. June 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Distorted sedimentary rocks of Tethys ocean in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Парк в честь 45-ти летия города Видное.
Alexander Adashkevich
Pamukkale, Turkey, entrance to Kleopatra's pool. September 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis ruins near museum entrance. September 2011.
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