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Sukhanovo, footpath to landing stage. May 2011.

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Sukhanovo, footpath to landing stage. May 2011.

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A: Sukhanovo, near landing stage. May 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 50 meters away

Sukhanovo, near landing stage. May 2011.

Sukhanovo, near landing stage. May 2011.

B: Sukhanovo, Arbor «the Temple of Venus». May 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 110 meters away

Sukhanovo, Arbor «the Temple of Venus». May 2011.

Sukhanovo, Arbor «the Temple of Venus». May 2011.

C: Near main building of manor Sukhanovo. May 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 150 meters away

Near main building of manor Sukhanovo. May 2011.

Near main building of manor Sukhanovo. May 2011.

D: Pond in Sukhanovo. Washed away dam. May 2013.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 150 meters away

Pond in Sukhanovo. Washed away dam. May 2013.

Pond in Sukhanovo. Washed away dam. May 2013.

E: Sukhanovo's pond. Panorama. May 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 150 meters away

Sukhanovo's pond. May 2011.

Sukhanovo's pond. Panorama. May 2011.

F: Pond in Sukhanovo. Washed away dam, the view from the top. May 2013.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 170 meters away

Pond in Sukhanovo. Washed away dam, the view from the top. May 2013.

Pond in Sukhanovo. Washed away dam, the view from the top. May 2013.

G: Sukhanovo, brick bridge. May 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 180 meters away

Sukhanovo, brick bridge. May 2011.

Sukhanovo, brick bridge. May 2011.

H: Sukhanovo’s pond after washout of the dam. May 2013.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 210 meters away

Sukhanovo’s pond after washout of the dam. May 2013.

Sukhanovo’s pond after washout of the dam. May 2013.

I: Sukhanovo. Sculpture «the Maiden with a jug». May 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 270 meters away

Sukhanovo. Sculpture «the Maiden with a jug». May 2011.

Sukhanovo. Sculpture «the Maiden with a jug». May 2011.

J: Manor Sukhanovo, road to main gate. Panorama. May 2011.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 280 meters away

Sukhanovo, road to main gate. May 2011.

Manor Sukhanovo, road to main gate. Panorama. May 2011.

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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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