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Monuments to 27th infantry division of the general Neverovsky and to engineering armies. May 2011.
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Alexander Adashkevich
Communal graves of the soldiers who were lost in the Borodino battle. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
The Spaso-Borodino female monastery in Voroshilovo. Panorama. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to divisions of generals Charles Meklenburgsky and Michael Semenovich Vorontsov. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
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.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the Lejb-guards Izmajlovsky regiment at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the lejb-guards Artillery brigade at village Semyonovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to the battery №2 and light №2 companies of lejb-guards of an artillery brigade near Semenovskoe. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
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.
Alexander Adashkevich
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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Voelklinger huette gebleasehalle
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Panorama dal Prabello
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Plaza de Armas by night, Peru, Lima
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The Culinary Institute Of America Kitchen Classroom Hyde Park, NY - USA
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Jakarta View from Grand Indonesia
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Above Alpine Dam
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Khotso Horse Ride Break
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Parade de Taureau au SPACE 2009
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Bassano del Grappa - Ponte Degli Alpini
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Crab Catchers, Gili Trawangan
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Jyougashima
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"Nadezhda" culture center in MIS settlement. April 2012
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"Country resort" hotel territory. June 2011.
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River Dubna beach near "Country Resort" hotel. June 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to mothers. Vidnoe city, May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Kemer, Turkey, boat pier at the beach. September 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Sukhanovo. Sculpture «the Maiden with a jug». May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Flower bed "octopus" on the Kabardinka's quay. June 2013.
Alexander Adashkevich
View to Kabardinka and Tsemess bay from Markotkh ridge. June 2013.
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Tahtali mountain (2365m), Turkey, view to another side. September 2011.
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Pond in Sukhanovo. Washed away dam, the view from the top. May 2013.
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Sukhanovo's pond. Panorama. May 2011.
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