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On January 23, 1924, a decision was made to build a tomb on Red Square for Vladimir Lenin. In the middle of the night, architect Aleksey Shchusev received an urgent call from the government ordering him to create a tomb for Lenin in three days.…

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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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Basic facts about Russia: Official state holidays

8 state holidays
January 1 — New Year´s Day
January 7 — Christmas
February 23 — Defender of the Motherland Day
March 8 — International Women’s Day
May 1 — Labour Day
May 9 — Victory Day
June 12 — Russia Day
November 4 — National Unity Day
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