Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) gGmbH
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View from a window, Moskow, Russia © imago images / Thomas Trutschel
Escalator in a metro station, Moskow, Russia © Birka Wiedmaier / Alamy Stock Foto
St Petersburg, Russia © Daniel Korzeniewski / Alamy Stock Foto
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