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On October 19, 1097, the first congress of Russian princes was held in Lyubech to avert perpetual warfare among the leaders. Under the direction of Great Prince Vladimir Monomakh, it was legally agreed to divide the country into appendage principalities.…

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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: Official state holidays

8 state holidays
January 1 — New Year´s Day
January 7 — Christmas
February 23 — Defender of the Motherland Day
March 8 — International Women’s Day
May 1 — Labour Day
May 9 — Victory Day
June 12 — Russia Day
November 4 — National Unity Day
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