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A Soviet post stamp with picture of Pyotr Nesterov on it.

27 August

On August 27, 1913, the Russian aviator Pyotr Nesterov was the first to perform the loop-the-loop, later named Nesterov’s loop in his honor, becoming an aerobatics pioneer.…

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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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Basic facts about Russia: get your Russofacts straight

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142.5 million (UN, 2007)
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17,075,400 km²
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59 years (men), 73 years (women)
1 rouble = 100 kopecks
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