Singer house and Kazansky Cathedral
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Singer house and Kazansky Cathedral

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A: Nevsky Street, Kazan Cathedral

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 90 meters away

Nevsky Street, Kazan Cathedral

B: Street lamps nearby Italian Bridge

by Alexey Klement, 110 meters away

Street lamps nearby Italian Bridge

C: Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 110 meters away

Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

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by Yuriy Filatov, 120 meters away

E: 2013 Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, St.Petersburg

by Antushev Vladimir, 140 meters away

Kazan Cathedral also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan was dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, ...

2013 Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, St.Petersburg

F: The Kutuzov monument and Kazansky Cathedral

by Alexey Klement, 140 meters away

The Kutuzov monument and Kazansky Cathedral

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by Serge Vorobiev, 140 meters away

H: Nevskiy 26

by Ivan Garanin, 140 meters away

Nevskiy 26

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by Yuriy Filatov, 150 meters away

J:

by Igor Leontyev, 170 meters away

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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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