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The Crimean Peninsula, Black Sea

19 April

On April 19, 1783, Russian Empress Catherine the Great issued a decree annexing the Crimean peninsula to the Russian Empire and granting Russia access to the Black Sea. From that time Crimea was an integral part of the Russian Empire and, later, of the Soviet Union.…

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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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