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Theatre of Dramatic Art. Night view. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009

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A: Theatre of Dramatic Art. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 80 meters away

Theatre of Dramatic Art. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009. Located at center of city. It crossing of "Molo...

Theatre of Dramatic Art. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009

C: City Administration. Barnaul, Russia. July, 2009.

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 100 meters away

City Administration. Barnaul, Russia. July, 2009.

D: Aerial view of Sovetov square in Barnaul

by Andrew Chekmaryov, 130 meters away

Aerial view of Sovetov square in Barnaul

F: barnaul sport and performance palace

by Andrey Shevchenko, 190 meters away

barnaul sport and performance palace

G: Barnaul Sport Entertainment Palace

by Andrey Shevchenko, 210 meters away

Barnaul Sport Entertainment Palace

H: Beginning all the roads "Kilometer Zero". Barnaul, Russia. August, 2009.

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 280 meters away

Beginning all the roads "Kilometer Zero". Barnaul, Russia. August, 2009.

J: Square of the Veterans. Barnaul, Russia. August, 2009

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 460 meters away

Square of the Veterans. Barnaul, Russia. August, 2009

This panorama was taken in Barnaul, Russia

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Text by Steve Smith.

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