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31 October

On October 31, 1961, Joseph Stalin's embalmed body was removed from the Mausoleum on Moscow’s Red Square and buried inside the Kremlin wall. Stalin’s reburial became the final act of the “de-Stalinization” campaign launched by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.…

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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)
1 rouble = 100 kopecks
.ru, .su, .rf
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