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25 June

On June 25, 1945, at a reception in the Kremlin on the occasion of the victory in World War II when Nazi Germany was defeated on May 9, Joseph Stalin raised a toast calling the “common, ordinary, modest” Soviet people the “screws of the great state mechanism”.…

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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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Prominent Russians: Military

Ivan Bagramyan Ivan Bagramyan Military A Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union, Ivan Bagramyan was a well-known hero of the Great Patriotic War. Pyotr Bagration Pyotr Bagration Military Prince Pyotr Bagration was among the most outstanding military leaders of the Russian Empire and a symbol of Russian martial triumphs. Yury Baluevsky Yury Baluevsky Military A Russian political and military figure, Yury Baluevsky is the Deputy Secretary of Russia's Security Council and the First Deputy Defense Minister. Mikhail Barklay de Tolly (Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly) Mikhail Barklay de Tolly (Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly) Military A famous Russian commander, Prince Barclay de Tolly was a hero of the First Patriotic War and anti-Napoleon campaigns. Aleksey Brusilov Aleksey Brusilov Military An outstanding fighting commander of World War I, Aleksey Brusilov is most noted for his development of new offensive tactics. Semyon Budenny Semyon Budenny Military Semyon Budenny was a Soviet military leader, one of the first Soviet Union Marshals, and a three-time Hero of the Soviet Union. Vasily Chapaev Vasily Chapaev Military A military genius, a mythical hero, a part of the Soviet propaganda spin – Vasily Chapaev lives on in the Russian popular culture as a butt of a zillion anecdotes. Anton Denikin Anton Denikin Military Anton Denikin was one of the most successful leaders of the White movement, who nearly succeeded in defeating the Bolshevik forces during the Civil War. Aleksey Ermolov Aleksey Ermolov Military Aleksey Ermolov was a commander of the Russian army and a key figure in the implementation of Russian policy in the Caucasus. Nikolay Gastello Nikolay Gastello Military Nikolay Gastello’s heroism inspired many young boys to become pilots, however, decades later Gastello’s story became the target of skepticism and debate. Andrey Grechko Andrey Grechko Military Andrey Grechko was a Soviet military leader, government and party member and Marshal of the Soviet Union. Dmitry Karbyshev Dmitry Karbyshev Military Dmitry Karbyshev was Hero of the USSR, Lieutenant General of Engineer Troops, a professor of the General Staff Military Academy and a Doctor of Military Science.