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23 October

On October 23, 1966, Soviet spy George Blake escaped from a high-security London prison, Wormwood Scrubs, in what was undoubtedly one of the most daring breakouts in the history of the British prison system.…

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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

Russian Federation
142.5 million (UN, 2007)
Moscow
17,075,400 km²
Russian
Christianity, Islam, Buddism, Judaism
59 years (men), 73 years (women)
1 rouble = 100 kopecks
.ru, .su, .rf
+7
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