Lighthouses

European part of Russia:


Gelendzhik Lighthouse


Utrish Lighthouse

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Asian part of Russia:


Poronaysk Lighthouse


Petropavlovskiy Lighthouse

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Abandoned


Aniva Lighthouse

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Balashov

Balashov

(Russian: ́) is a town in Saratov Oblast, Russia, located on the Khopyor River. Population: 82,227 (2010 Census).

History

It has been known as the selo of Balashovo () since the end of the 18th century. In 1780, it was granted town status and became known as Balashov.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Balashov serves as the administrative center of Balashovsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is incorporated separately as Balashov Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, Balashov Town Under Oblast Jurisdiction is incorporated within Balashovsky Municipal District as Balashov Urban Settlement.

Military

It was home to the Balashov air base.

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A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from
a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea
or on inland waterways.

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