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30 July

On July 30, 1937, the NKVD – predecessor of the KGB – issued a decree introducing a compressed trial, which could be undertaken in about two days and performed by only three people. The procedure was specifically created for convicting so-called “Anti-Soviet elements”. …

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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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