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19 January

On January 19, 1730, the Supreme Secret Council approved Princess Anna Ioannovna, the niece of Peter the Great, as the new Russian Empress. Though her rights were limited by the special “Conditions” document, which literally delegated all power to the Secret Council, Anna managed to fight them off and seize absolute power.…

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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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