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Bolshevik fighters, 1917, Petrograd (AFP Photo)

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On March 26, 1989, elections for the Congress of People’s Deputes were held in the Soviet Union, the first free elections since the Bolshevik party came to power in 1917.…

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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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