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Fyodor Dostoevsky

5 May

On May 5, 1849, the outstanding Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky was arrested for his counter-revolutionary activities as a member of the Petrashevsky Circle and sentenced to death, the conviction later commuted by the court to four years of penalty labor in Siberia.…

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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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