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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
Памятник лейб-гвардии Измайловскому полку у села Семёновское. Май 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.
Александр Адашкевич
Monument to the Lejb-guards Lithuanian regiment. May 2011.
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Pickles stand at the Roots & Vegetables pavilion, Riga Central Market, Latvia
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On the rooftop of the Weenacenter
Valentin Arfire
Palais Justice 30 10 2011
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Göynük Village, Turkey
Markus Freitag
-Berchtesgaden- Königssee Malerwinkel
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The Kamakura Great Buddha's back
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Shiplaunch at Ferus Smit
Bernd Kronmueller
Above the clouds in North Wales
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Heiligenblut, Austria
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The Dutch Soccerteam in Amsterdam
Adam Czapla
Trzcinica - Kościół p.w. Św. Doroty
Martin Broomfield
Watson's Mill, Manotick
Alexander Adashkevich
Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Podolsk. June 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Гора Тахталы (2365м), Турция, вид на обратную сторону. Сентябрь 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
"Old park" in Kabardinka. Near aqueduct. Август 2012.
Александр Адашкевич
Stone of desires near registry office, Vidnoe city.
Alexander Adashkevich
Dolmens in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Manor Ostafyevo, temple of the Sacred Trinity. May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Sukhanovo, footpath to landing stage. May 2011.
Александр Адашкевич
Manor Ostafyevo, view to pond from opposite coast. May 2011.
Александр Адашкевич
Memorial "Cranes" and eternal fire. Vidnoe city, May 2011.
Alexander Adashkevich
Monument to PEMZ workers, who not came back from WW2. June 2012.
Alexander Adashkevich
Kabardinsky pass, the former site of wind power plants, view to Kabardinka. August 2012.
Александр Адашкевич
Piously-Ekaterina's monastery. May 2011.
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