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Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo

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Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo, 19th century

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Russia

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A: Inside the Chapel in Grikhnevo

di Lev Trusov, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo was converted into the hunting lodge.

Inside the Chapel in Grikhnevo

B: Church in Krasnaya Lyaga

di Lev Trusov, 13.2 km di distanza

The Church of the Presentation of Christ and St Michael in Krasnaya Lyaga (1655)

Church in Krasnaya Lyaga

C: Church in Krasnaya Lyaga. Interior.

di Lev Trusov, 13.2 km di distanza

The Church of the Presentation of Christ and St Michael in Krasnaya Lyaga (1655)

Church in Krasnaya Lyaga. Interior.

D: Saunino. Wooden Church (2011)

di Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 17.0 km di distanza

Saunino. Wooden Church (2011)

E: Monastery of Alexander Oshevensky

di Lev Trusov, 18.1 km di distanza

Monastery of Alexander Oshevensky

F: Покрово-Власьевская церковь

di Михаил Шишов, 19.2 km di distanza

Покрово-Власьевская церковь

G: Колокольня Покрово-Власьевской

di Михаил Шишов, 19.2 km di distanza

Колокольня Покрово-Власьевской

H: с. Лядины

di Михаил Шишов, 19.2 km di distanza

с. Лядины

I: Церковь Троицы Живоначальной

di Михаил Шишов, 22.0 km di distanza

Церковь Троицы Живоначальной

J: Kargopol

di Nikolay Gernet, 22.0 km di distanza

Kargopol

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Russia

Questa è una vista generale di Russia

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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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