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Sergey Bubka’s career as a pole vaulter has seen 35 world records, but there is one jump that stands apart from the rest. On July 13, 1985, Sergey Bubka of the Soviet Union became the first man to clear the six-meter barrier.…

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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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