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RUSSIAN FEDERATION, GLUBOKY : Russian policemen look at the wreckage of the Tupolev 154 passenger jet which crashed near Gluboky, a village some 140 km outside Rostov on Don (AFP Photo / Tatyana Makeyeva)

24 August

On August 24, 2004 two Russian domestic passenger airplanes crashed within minutes of each other, after explosions were set off on board by two female Chechen terrorists.…

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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)
Moscow
17,075,400 km²
Russian
Christianity, Islam, Buddism, Judaism
59 years (men), 73 years (women)
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.ru, .su, .rf
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