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25 May

On May 25, 1907, the first parliamentary session opened, attended by women. Finland, part of the Russian Empire at the time, became the first country in the world to not only grant women the right to vote, but also the right to be elected.…

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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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17,075,400 km²
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59 years (men), 73 years (women)
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