Guide to the Evgenii Lendon Collection,
1890s-1930s, 1987-1991, 1994

RG-1853

Processed by Rivka Schiller

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel Miller in December 2008. Description is in English. Access points added by Rachel Miller in 2012.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Evgenii Lendon
Title: Evgenii Lendon Collection
Dates:1890s-1930s, 1987-1991, 1994
Abstract: This collection contains 147 photographs of the city of L’viv, Ukraine (formerly Lemberg, Austria-Hungary; Lwów, Poland; L’vov, Russia). The photographs were taken by an unknown photographer(s) at various times during the period ca. 1890 through the 1930s. Three photographs are from the post-1945 years. The majority of the photographs were developed from glass negatives between 1987 and 1991. These negatives came to the attention of Evgenii Lendon in the 1980s, and Lendon preserved the images by making large, exhibition-quality prints from the negatives.
Languages: English and Russian annotations are on the backs of the photographs. Signs and posters in the photographs are in Yiddish and Polish.
Quantity: 1.1 linear feet
Identification: RG-1853
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Biographical Note

Evgenii Lendon was a museum supervisor and photographer at the National Museum of L'viv (formerly the Lenin Museum). Mr. Lendon immigrated to the United States in 1992, where he now resides.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of 147 sepia, as well as black and white photo prints, some of which were made from glass negatives. The glass negatives are not in this collection. Most of the photographs show various parts of the city of L’viv as it was during the last decades under the Hapsburg rule, and during the interwar period in the independent Polish republic. They depict the city in its artistic and architectural splendor, as well as it being the hub of trade, politics, multicultural and societal life. Included are views of major thoroughfares, street and marketplace scenes, advertisements, parades, theaters, high society clubs, ceremonies involving famous people, churches of varying denominations, monuments of famous people, and cemeteries. A select number of photographs clearly depict scenes with a Jewish presence: Jewish shops, a hospital, a cemetery and funeral chapel, burnt-out synagogues, and old Jewish neighborhoods. Jewish signs and posters in Yiddish and Polish are visible in some of these photos.

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Access and Use

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

For more information, contact:
Chief Archivist YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Digital Representations

All photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available here.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); YIVO Archives; Evgenii Lendon Collection; RG 1853; folder number.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the YIVO Archives in 2007 by Fay and Julian Bussgang of Lexington, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Evgenii Lendon Collection, 1890s-1930s, 1987-1991, 1994

In Yiddish, Polish, Russian, and English.
1.1 linear feet.
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1Street viewundated
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2Zakatna Street, [district] II Zolkiewskie. Jews in the street. Stamp of the L'viv State Historical Museum. undated
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3Old Jewish neighborhoodundated
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4Funeral chapel at the Jewish cemetery. Inscription: Beis mo’ed lekol ha’khaiundated
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5Group advertising on a horse-drawn platform: Cech Czapkarzy i Kapelusznikow we Lwowie (Guild of Cap and Hatmakers in Lwów)undated
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6Group advertising on a horse-drawn platform: Cech Czapkarzy i Kapelusznikow we Lwowie (Guild of Cap and Hatmakers in Lwów)undated
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7A burnt-out synagogueundated
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8Old Jewish neighborhoodundated
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9Old Jewish neighborhoodundated
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10Old Jewish neighborhoodundated
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11A burnt-out synagogueundated
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12A burnt-out synagogueundated
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13A burnt-out synagogueundated
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14[A synagogue]undated
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15[A synagogue]undated
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16Old Jewish neighborhoodundated
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17Yiddish posters on the street postundated
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18Street sceneundated
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19[A synagogue]undated
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20Jewish Hospital, Rappaport Street1920s
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21Street stalls, Yiddish signsundated
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22Jewish stores in a Lwów suburbundated
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23Piekarska Street, a crowd of Poles and a Jew in their midstundated
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24Guild of cap- and hatmakersundated
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25Corner of Krakowska and Ormianska Streets1930s
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26A burnt-out synagogueundated
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27Templum Synagogueundated
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28Jewish Hospital, Rappaport Street1920s
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29Market Square1920s
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30A streetundated
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31Corner, Sykstuska and Legionow Streets1890s-1920s
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32Legionow Street, a Marine League (Liga Morska) parade1930s
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33[Legionow Street, a Marine League (Liga Morska) parade]1930s
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34Krakowska Street and Goluchowski Square with Yiddish signundated
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35Jewish stores in a Lwów suburbundated
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36Old Jewish neighborhood1900s-1920s
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37Boznica (Synagogue) Street, Old Synagogueundated
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38Funeral chapel at the Jewish cemetery. Inscription: Beis mo’ed lekol ha’khaiundated
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39Funeral chapel at the Jewish cemetery. Inscription: Beis mo’ed lekol ha’khaiundated
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40Funeral chapel at the Jewish cemetery. Inscription: Beis mo’ed lekol ha’khaiundated
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41Funeral chapel at the Jewish cemetery. Inscription: Beis mo’ed lekol ha’khaiundated
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42Templum Synagogueundated
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43Akademicka Streetundated
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44Street marketundated
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45Krakowska Street and Goluchowski Squareundated
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46Group photoundated
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47Aleksander Fredro Monumentundated
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48Palace of Artundated
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49Singer Jan Kiepura1927
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50Krakowska Street market1900s
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51Karol Ludwik Street1900s
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52Akademicka Streetundated
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53Eastern Fair (Targi Wschodnie)1930s
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54Ambulance Societyundated
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55Ksiezna Gora (Prince Mount)undated
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56Hunting Society (Kurkowe Towarzystwo)undated
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57Halicka Streetundated
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58Advertising local beerundated
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59King Jan Sobieski Monumentundated
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60Galician Parliament(Sejm)1900s
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61City Parkundated
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62Legionow Streetundated
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63Eastern Fairundated
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64Jan Sobieski Monument1930s
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65Jan Sobieski monument at the Hetman Embankment (Waly Hetmanskie)undated
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66Grodziecka Streetundated
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67Jan Sobieski monument at the Hetman Embankment (Waly Hetmanskie)undated
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68Akademicka Street1920s
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69Marjacki Square1930s
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70Marketplaceundated
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71Halicka Street1930s
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7210 Teatralna Street, Café “Sztuka” (Art)undated
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73A streetundated
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74Marjacki Square1930s
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75Sausages advertised1930s
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76Eastern Fair (Targi Wschodnie), the rotunda building where the Raclawice Panorama was exhibited (a giant painting by Jan Styka, Wojciech Kossak, and other artists representing the battle of Raclawice, 1793) undated
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77Teatralna Street1930s
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78114 Market Square1920s
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79Castle Hill (Gora Zamkowa)undated
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80Intersection of Karol Ludwik and Kopernik streetsundated
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81Halicki Square1920s
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82Decoration “ruins” of a castle in the Stryjski Park1920s
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83Lwów Railroad Station1920s
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84May 11th Street1930s
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85Strzelecki Square in Podwale, the fire stationundated
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86Armenian Church on Ormianska (Armenian) Street1930s
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87St. Bernard (Bernardynski) Church1930s
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88Cemetery of the Defenders (Cmentarz Obroncow)1930s
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89St. Elizabeth Church1930s
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90Tearing off sheet iron from the rooftop of the Cathedral Church for the needs of the Austrian army1916
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91St. Elizabeth Church1920s
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92St. Elizabeth Church, inauguration1912
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93Cemetery of the Defenders1930s
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94St. Elizabeth Church1920s
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95Church of the Virgin Mary, inauguration1930s
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96St. Elizabeth Church1920s
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97St. Bernard Churchundated
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98Church of St. Madeleine (Magdalena)1920s
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99Monument to Count Agenor Goluchowskiundated
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100Karol Ludwik Street1900s
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101Marjacki Square1930s
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102Akademicka Streetundated
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10310th Jubilee Eastern Fair1930 September 2
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104Halicki Square1894
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105Ignace Jan Paderewski honored at City Hallundated
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106Street advertisement for the chocolate factory “Branka” (Wedel)1930s
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107President Wojciechowski visiting the St. Yur Basilica1920s
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108Wladyslaw Mickiewicz, son of the poet Adam Mickiewicz1900s
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109Lyczakowski cemetery1900s
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110Podwale1894
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111Church on Zamarstynowska Streetundated
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112Lyczakowski cemetery1900s
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113Dominican Churchundated
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114Zamarstynowska Streetundated
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115Marjacki Square1900s
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116Corner of Sykstuska and Karol Ludwik Streets1894
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117Zbozowy Square1894
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119Arts Palace, Stryjski Park1920s
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120St. Elizabeth Church1912
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121St. Elizabeth Church1912
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122Marjacki Square, a parade1900s
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123Eastern Fairundated
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124Karol Ludwik Street and Hetman Embankment1910s
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125Halicka Street1894
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126Hetmanska Street1909
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127Arc built in 1888 in honor of the Emperor Franz-Joseph’s visit to Lwówundated
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128A bakery on Bem Streetundated
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129The Falcon Monument1930s
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130A building being renovated on Market Square1910s
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131Casino de-Paris, Rejtana Streetundated
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132Trybunalski Square1920s
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133A salon for the well-to-doundated
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134Waly Hetmanskie (Hetman Enbankment)undated
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135Tableau [Industrial Society of Butchers and Soapmakers]1926
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136Waly Hetmanskie1920s
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138A meeting in front of the Grand Theater (Teatr Wielki)1910s
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139Market Squareundated
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140Halicka Street1930s
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141Jewish Hospital, Rapaporta Streetundated
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142A building cave-in on Boznicza Street (old Jewish neighborhood) with poster in Yiddish and Polish calling for a May Day demonstration1900
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143Inauguration of the Land Exhibition1906
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144Entrance to the Historical Museum, Market Square (which holds the glass negatives of the prints in this collection)1948
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145[Jewish cemetery] Monument “to the memory of the victims of the Hitlerist murderers,” in Yiddish and in Russian
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146Street view w/ burned-out buildingundated
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147L'viv prison, Gorodskaia Street1994
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