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Памятники 27-й пехотной дивизии генерала Неверовского и инженерным войскам. Май 2011.
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Communal graves of the soldiers who were lost in the Borodino battle. May 2011.
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The Spaso-Borodino female monastery in Voroshilovo. Panorama. May 2011.
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Monument to divisions of generals Charles Meklenburgsky and Michael Semenovich Vorontsov. May 2011.
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Monument to the Murom infantry regiment near Spaso-Borodino monastery. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to 4-th cavalry corps of general Karl Sivers. May 2011.
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Monument to the Lejb-guards Izmajlovsky regiment at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Памятник лейб-гвардии Артиллерийской бригаде у села Семёновское. Май 2011.
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Monument to the battery №2 and light №2 companies of lejb-guards of an artillery brigade near Semenovskoe. May 2011.
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Monuments to the Lejb-guards Finnish regiment and captain Alexander Ogaryov. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment from the Moscow regiment. May 2011.
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Communal grave of the Soviet soldiers of 5th army at village Semenovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment. May 2011.
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Near main building of manor Sukhanovo. May 2011.
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Manor Ostafyevo, monument to Pavel Vyazemsky. May 2011.
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Memorial "Cranes" and eternal fire. Vidnoe city, May 2011.
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Park in honour of 45 years of Vidnoe city.
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Sukhanovo. Sculpture «the Maiden with a jug». May 2011.
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