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Nikita Khrushchev

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On September 18, 1959, the then-leader of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev made a speech at the United Nations calling for worldwide nuclear disarmament. The speech was made in the framework of Khrushchev’s visit to the United States, the first in the history of Soviet-American relations.…

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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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