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Maria Sharapova (NY AFP Photo/Don Emmert)

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On August 22, 2005 Maria Sharapova was named world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association for the first time in her career. She became the first Russian to reach the top of women’s tennis by taking the title from American Lindsay Davenport.…

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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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