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Joseph Brodsky is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, Stockholm, 1987

22 October

On October 22, 1987, Joseph Brodsky, the outstanding Russian poet, sentenced to hard labor in 1964 for being a "social parasite" and expelled from the Soviet Union eight years later, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.…

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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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