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Orenburg Scientific Library

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The main street of Orenburg - Sovetskaya. Now only for pedestrians. Any automobile movement is forbidden. There're Orenburg scientific library and the main building of Orenburg Pedagogical University nearby. 3.00 p. m. on October 23rd, 2011.

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Text by Steve Smith.

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