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Korean Air Lines Flight 007

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On September 1, 1983, a Soviet fighter plane shot down an international Korean Airlines Flight 007 as it flew without authorization over the Soviet Union’s airspace. The passenger liner crashed into the sea near the island of Sakhalin, killing all 269 passengers and crew on board.…

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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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