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Sadovaya 6

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A: Football field

by Ivan Garanin, 70 meters away

A small soccer field in the open. The old benches away and cracked asphalt racetrack. New green grass...

Football field

B: Сrossroad near poultry farm.

by Ivan Garanin, 180 meters away

Crossroad. Cleared a footpath towards the chicken farm. Heating pipes are laid above the road. Old wa...

Сrossroad near poultry farm.

C: Another One Foggy Field

by Ivan Garanin, 220 meters away

Another One Foggy Field

D: Sadovaya 1

by Ivan Garanin, 250 meters away

Sadovaya 1

E: Garages

by Ivan Garanin, 260 meters away

Garages

F: The road to the warehouses.

by Ivan Garanin, 280 meters away

The road to the warehouses.

G: Slope

by Ivan Garanin, 280 meters away

Slope

H: White night in the suburb

by Ivan Garanin, 310 meters away

White night in the suburb

I: Foggy Garden

by Ivan Garanin, 320 meters away

Foggy Garden

J: Lagolovo's School.

by Ivan Garanin, 320 meters away

Lagolovo's School.

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, Russia

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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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