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Leonid Brezhnev

22 January

On January 22, 1969 young serviceman, disguised as a police officer and armed with two guns, fired eight gunshots at a government cortege carrying four renowned Soviet cosmonauts to the Kremlin. As it had been revealed later, the shots were in reality meant for Leonid Brezhnev, also riding in the same cortege. …

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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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