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Alexei Koloskov

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Pyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. This  unique  monument  was erectedin the 19-th  century to commemorate Russian great poet, Mikhail Lermontov. Officially termed as Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. This unique monument was erectedin the 19-th century to commemorate Russian great poet, Mikhail Lermontov. Officially termed asPyatigorsk -  Russia's jewel. Yet another heritage of the past - the entrance  to the tunnel leading to Proval lake. The figure of the famous crook Ostap Bender Royalty Free Stock ImagePyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Yet another heritage of the past - the entrance to the tunnel leading to Proval lake. The figure of the famous crook Ostap BenderPyatigorsk -  Russia's jewel. Unfortunately, the 1990-s  witnessed  the privatisation of many historical  buidings. This  wonderful mansion once owned by a Royalty Free Stock PhotoPyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Unfortunately, the 1990-s witnessed the privatisation of many historical buidings. This wonderful mansion once owned by aPyatigorsk -  Russia's jewel. Unfortunately, the 1990-s  witnessed  the privatisation of many historical  buidings. This  wonderful mansion once owned by a Stock ImagePyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Unfortunately, the 1990-s witnessed the privatisation of many historical buidings. This wonderful mansion once owned by aPyatigorsk -  Russia's jewel. Pyatigorsk  features  a large number of Russian Orthodox Church cathedrals. Here's the largest  and the most highly acclaimed of Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Pyatigorsk features a large number of Russian Orthodox Church cathedrals. Here's the largest and the most highly acclaimed ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. In the 1970-s the Pyatigorsk YCL (YOUNG Communist League, a.k.a. the Komsomol) activists decided to construct a monument to YCL Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. In the 1970-s the Pyatigorsk YCL (YOUNG Communist League, a.k.a. the Komsomol) activists decided to construct a monument to YCLPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Yet another, and rather peculiar monument, is located in Tsvetnik  resort  park. The quaint- figured   person begging for small money Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Yet another, and rather peculiar monument, is located in Tsvetnik resort park. The quaint- figured person begging for small moneyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. One can never  think that Pyatigorsk boasts the most unusual monuments. Still, this is  the ONE AND ONLY monument to Unified Energy Royalty Free Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. One can never think that Pyatigorsk boasts the most unusual monuments. Still, this is the ONE AND ONLY monument to Unified EnergyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. One of the major landmarks in Pyatigorsk is a monument to Mikhail Lermontov, Russian great poet. It beautifully complements the view Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. One of the major landmarks in Pyatigorsk is a monument to Mikhail Lermontov, Russian great poet. It beautifully complements the viewPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Monument to Mikhail Lermontov, Russian great poet. seen and shot  from different angles.  On one of them the background is filled Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Monument to Mikhail Lermontov, Russian great poet. seen and shot from different angles. On one of them the background is filledPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Monument to Mikhail Lermontov, Russian great poet. seen and shot  from different angles.  On one of them the background is filled Royalty Free Stock PhotoPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Monument to Mikhail Lermontov, Russian great poet. seen and shot from different angles. On one of them the background is filledPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Spassky Russian Orthodox Church Cathedral, with its crosses clearly visible against the bright skies Royalty Free Stock PhotosPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Spassky Russian Orthodox Church Cathedral, with its crosses clearly visible against the bright skiesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The gates at the junction of the motorway with the access road to the monument at the place of Lermontov's duel Stock PhotoPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The gates at the junction of the motorway with the access road to the monument at the place of Lermontov's duelPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The gates at the junction of the motorway with the access road to the monument at the place of Lermontov's duel - shot from another Royalty Free Stock PhotosPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The gates at the junction of the motorway with the access road to the monument at the place of Lermontov's duel - shot from anotherPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Seen through the colonnade, the serene local scenery with distant mountains  is truly unforgettable Royalty Free Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Seen through the colonnade, the serene local scenery with distant mountains is truly unforgettablePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Retaining the history of the mid-19th  century, Diana’s Grotto,  artificially carved in the rock, reminds us of  the   upper-class Stock PhotoPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Retaining the history of the mid-19th century, Diana’s Grotto, artificially carved in the rock, reminds us of the upper-classPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The flower bed    commemorates the 70 years of victory in the WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War). Simultaneously, it is Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The flower bed commemorates the 70 years of victory in the WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War). Simultaneously, it isPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The  small  buildings  constructed in the 19-th century are unique: they are  the pump-rooms where one can drink the famous mineral Royalty Free Stock PhotosPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The small buildings constructed in the 19-th century are unique: they are the pump-rooms where one can drink the famous mineralPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The  small  buildings  constructed in the 19-th century are unique: they are  the pump-rooms where one can drink the famous mineral Royalty Free Stock PhotoPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The small buildings constructed in the 19-th century are unique: they are the pump-rooms where one can drink the famous mineralPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Commissioned  in the mid-1970s, the aerial cable car  line is still operational.  Two cars perform shuttle service, lifting  tourists Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Commissioned in the mid-1970s, the aerial cable car line is still operational. Two cars perform shuttle service, lifting touristsPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope of Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope of Royalty Free Stock PhotosPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope of Stock ImagesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope of Royalty Free Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope of Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The horrors of WW II (In Russia – The Great Patriotic War) will be never forgotten. The war memorial site located on the slope ofPyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Another 19-th century lantern stands just opposite  Spassky Russian Orthodox church Cathedral Stock ImagePyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Another 19-th century lantern stands just opposite Spassky Russian Orthodox church CathedralPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The  Eternal   Flame  is permanently glowing  in memory of the fallen heroes at the memorial site. The WW II soldier’s helmet with Royalty Free Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The Eternal Flame is permanently glowing in memory of the fallen heroes at the memorial site. The WW II soldier’s helmet withPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The  Eternal   Flame  is permanently glowing  in memory of the fallen heroes at the memorial site.  The site is constructed as  a Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The Eternal Flame is permanently glowing in memory of the fallen heroes at the memorial site. The site is constructed as aPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. RESUBMITTED AFTER DREAMSTIME COMMENTARY: In September, the hot air balloons are a common sight elsewhere in Pyatigorsk. Some of Royalty Free Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. RESUBMITTED AFTER DREAMSTIME COMMENTARY: In September, the hot air balloons are a common sight elsewhere in Pyatigorsk. Some ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The Soviet Union participated in many secret wars, never made public under the communist rule. The dead soldiers and officers were Royalty Free Stock ImagesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The Soviet Union participated in many secret wars, never made public under the communist rule. The dead soldiers and officers werePyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Yet another monument to the heroes of WW II. The huge barrels of 100-mm antiaircraft guns symbolize  the victory over Nazi Germany Stock PhotosPyatigorsk - Russia's jewel. Yet another monument to the heroes of WW II. The huge barrels of 100-mm antiaircraft guns symbolize the victory over Nazi GermanyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Finally commissioned   in 1831, the “Aeolian harp”  was nothing but the replica of British architect William Chambers’ “ Royalty Free Stock ImagesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Finally commissioned in 1831, the “Aeolian harp” was nothing but the replica of British architect William Chambers’ “Pyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Among the numerous Pyatigorsk monuments the Lenin monument is a bit unique. For more than 60 decades of Communist rule – since 1917 Royalty Free Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Among the numerous Pyatigorsk monuments the Lenin monument is a bit unique. For more than 60 decades of Communist rule – since 1917Pyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Among the numerous Pyatigorsk monuments the Lenin monument is a bit unique. For more than 60 decades of Communist rule – since 1917 Royalty Free Stock ImagesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Among the numerous Pyatigorsk monuments the Lenin monument is a bit unique. For more than 60 decades of Communist rule – since 1917Pyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Another beautiful landmark of the XIX century  nPyatigorsk is the Academic Gallery. Originally built in 19-th century, it never saw Royalty Free Stock ImagesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Another beautiful landmark of the XIX century nPyatigorsk is the Academic Gallery. Originally built in 19-th century, it never sawPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The strange-looking building called The Lermontov Gallery  was never constructed of bricks –the all-metal body was produced in Stock ImagePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The strange-looking building called The Lermontov Gallery was never constructed of bricks –the all-metal body was produced inPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Another beautiful landmark of the XIX century  in Pyatigorsk is the Academic Gallery. Originally built in 19-th century, it never saw Royalty Free Stock ImagesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. Another beautiful landmark of the XIX century in Pyatigorsk is the Academic Gallery. Originally built in 19-th century, it never sawPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. There were at least 4 grottos hand-carved  by laborers in the rocks. This type of  artificial caves was very popular among the Royalty Free Stock PhotographyPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. There were at least 4 grottos hand-carved by laborers in the rocks. This type of artificial caves was very popular among thePyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The most unusual of all local paintings, in fact, perhaps the oldest political graffiti in the former USSR.  This portrait of Royalty Free Stock PhotosPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The most unusual of all local paintings, in fact, perhaps the oldest political graffiti in the former USSR. This portrait ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The most unusual of all local paintings, in fact, perhaps the oldest political graffiti in the former USSR.  This portrait of Stock ImagesPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The most unusual of all local paintings, in fact, perhaps the oldest political graffiti in the former USSR. This portrait ofPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The strange construction on the western slope of Mashuk  mountain is not a historic monument. It was assembled with the use of the Stock PhotosPyatigorsk- Russia's jewel. The strange construction on the western slope of Mashuk mountain is not a historic monument. It was assembled with the use of theGolden colors of Fall. The very last colors of outgoing Fall Stock ImageGolden colors of Fall. The very last colors of outgoing FallGolden colors of Fall. The very last colors of outgoing Fall Royalty Free Stock PhotosGolden colors of Fall. The very last colors of outgoing FallGolden colors of Fall. The very last colors of outgoing Fall seen in the streets Royalty Free Stock ImageGolden colors of Fall. The very last colors of outgoing Fall seen in the streetsFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock ImageFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Stock PhotoFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock PhotoFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock PhotographyFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Stock PhotographyFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock PhotoFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock ImagesFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock ImageFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock PhotoFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of PyatigorskFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's  a batch of photos of the fowl population at  the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk Royalty Free Stock ImagesFearless wild ducks and geese gracefully glide the waters. Here's a batch of photos of the fowl population at the old lake in the city of Pyatigorsk100th  anniversary of Bolshevik coup of 1917. Communist memorabilia: documents and money of the former Soviet Union Stock Photo100th anniversary of Bolshevik coup of 1917. Communist memorabilia: documents and money of the former Soviet UnionRussian labor register logbook. Labor register book, pension certificate and Labor veteran medal Stock PhotoRussian labor register logbook. Labor register book, pension certificate and Labor veteran medalVintage steam engine. That carried Russian troops and tanks to the front line during WW II.  Remained intact and well-preserved. The poster mounted on the front Royalty Free Stock PhotographyVintage steam engine. That carried Russian troops and tanks to the front line during WW II. Remained intact and well-preserved. The poster mounted on the frontBalloon show. Annual balloon show in the South of Russia. More than 15 balloon enthusiasts  compete for the trophy Stock PhotoBalloon show. Annual balloon show in the South of Russia. More than 15 balloon enthusiasts compete for the trophyBalloon show. Annual balloon show in the South of Russia. More than 15 balloon enthusiasts  compete for the trophy. The concluding part of the show is   the Royalty Free Stock PhotosBalloon show. Annual balloon show in the South of Russia. More than 15 balloon enthusiasts compete for the trophy. The concluding part of the show is the