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Destroyed apartment block in Buynaksk, Dagestan

4 September

On September 4, 1999 an explosion set off by a group of terrorists destroyed a five-story apartment block in the city of Buynaksk, a military settlement in the Republic of Dagestan. The blast killed 64, and left more then 100 seriously injured, 21 of them children.…

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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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