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Boris Yeltsin addressing the 28th congress of the Communist Party. Palace of Congresses, Moscow, July of 1990 (Photo from the State Historical Museum)

2 July

On July 2, 1990, the 28th Congress of the Communist Party - the last in the history of the Soviet Union - started, foreshadowing the collapse of the country.…

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Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire.

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