Oil wells in Western Siberia.
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Oil wells in Western Siberia.

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Oil wells in Western Siberia. Dismantling the rig. Renovation well.

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After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a federal republic of 83 states.

Text by Steve Smith.

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