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Leo Tolstoy, 1910 (RIA Novosti)

20 February

On February 20, 1901, the Russian Orthodox Church laid the Count Leo Tolstoy, the famous Russian writer, under an interdict, because his public statements were contradictory to the articles of the orthodox belief.…

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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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