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Soviet troops in Poland, 1981

13 December

On December 13, 1981, the then-President of Poland, Wojciech Jaruzelski, introduced martial law in the country to crush the opposition Solidarity movement. The extreme measure was thought to have staved off the military intervention of the Soviet Union.…

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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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