Shipka memorial in Chisinau
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Shipka memorial in Chisinau

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B: Small church in Shipka park. Spring 2014

by Alexander Murvanidze, 90 meters away

There is a small orthodox church in Shipka Memorial Park in Chisinau.

Small church in Shipka park. Spring 2014

C: Shipka park, downstairs from the Obelisk

by Alexander Murvanidze, 100 meters away

Shipka park, downstairs from the Obelisk

D: Inside a block of Riscani, 1/1 Nicolae Dimo

by Alexander Murvanidze, 140 meters away

A yard in Riscani neighbourhood, in front of 1/1 Nicolae Dimo block. You can also see 2 (NW), 4 (N) K...

Inside a block of Riscani, 1/1 Nicolae Dimo

E: Dumitru Riscanu - Tudor Vladimirescu intersection

by Alexander Murvanidze, 190 meters away

Dumitru Riscanu - Tudor Vladimirescu intersection

F: Monument to General Vasily Marghelov in Chisinau

by Alexander Murvanidze, 210 meters away

The monument to General Vasily Marghelov and a small park around it on Nicolae Dimo Street in Chisina...

Monument to General Vasily Marghelov in Chisinau

G: Beginning of the Kiev Street in Chisinau, spring 2014

by Alexander Murvanidze, 250 meters away

Beginning of the Kiev Street in Chisinau, spring 2014

H: Triatis computer shop

by Nikolai Soloviov, 470 meters away

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Triatis computer shop

I: Tudor Vladimirescu street, near Termocom office

by Alexander Murvanidze, 500 meters away

Tudor Vladimirescu street, near Termocom office

J: Inside the block at Riscani

by Alexander Murvanidze, 550 meters away

Inside the block at Riscani

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