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Vladimir Komarov

24 April

On April 24, 1967, Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov tragically died during the landing of the Soyuz-1 spacecraft due to a system failure onboard. Komarov became the first human in the history of space travel to have been killed during a mission.…

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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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