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Tsar Peter the Great

19 March

On March 19, 1697, the Grand Embassy, lead by Tsar Peter the Great, left Moscow to travel to Western Europe. He was the first Tsar to leave his country in peacetime and ‘opened a window into Europe’. …

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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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