The Symbol Of The City Of Arkhangelsk
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The Symbol Of The City Of Arkhangelsk

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Символ Архангельска, расположен на въезде в город. При бракосочетании есть традиция во время поездки по городу: приехать к кораблику разбить бокалы на счастье и закинуть бутылку шампанского на постамент. Не у всех это получается, поэтому бока кораблика побиты. Также пары на слове Архангельск пишут свои имена, их со временем закрашивают.

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A: Кораблик Архангельска

by Михаил Шишов, less than 10 meters away

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B: Кораблик

by Михаил Шишов, 20 meters away

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G: Новый мост

by Михаил Шишов, 2.7 km away

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H: Опора нового моста

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I: Чистополе

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J: Village Zaostrovye, Arkhangelsk region, panoramic view of the Archangel. Creation - Yakov Churbanov

by Churbanov Yakov, 3.0 km away

Municipal formation "Zaostrovsky" [1] - rural settlement as part of the Primorsky Municipal District ...

Village Zaostrovye, Arkhangelsk region, panoramic view of the Archangel. Creation - Yakov Churbanov

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