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1 December

On December 1, 1962, USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev, infamous for his cultural ignorance, visited an exhibition of abstractionist painters devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Union of Artists. Exposed to unclear blurry images, he banned abstractionism, condemning it to decades of illegal underground existence in the country. …

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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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