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Lev Yashin. RIA Novosti, M. Botashev, STF

17 December

On December 17, 1963, the French sport edition “France Football” awarded its Golden Ball trophy to Lev Yashin, the legendary Soviet goalkeeper, the only goalkeeper in the entire history of world soccer to receive this award.…

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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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