"Velikaya" river delta
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Panoramic photo by Dmitriy Tolkachev PRO Taken 12:15, 02/07/2014 (Moscow) - Views loading...

"Velikaya" river delta

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Delta of "Velikaya" river. Located eight kilometers north-west of the city of Pskov near the village Schiglitsy. Perfect place to stay and fish.

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