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The Fabulous Fabergé Eggs of The Russian Imperial Family

Easter is the most important celebration for Russian Orthodox Christians, just as Christmas is in the West. Devoted Christians bring hand-painted eggs to church to be blessed, and then present them to family and friends.

In 1885, the Russian Tsar Alexander III also decided to gift his wife an Easter egg, but it was not an ordinary hen's egg, as it was not an ordinary year. 1885 marked the twentieth wedding anniversary of the Tsar and his wife Tsarina Maria Fedorovna, and the Tsar needed an extraordinary gift to impress his wife. So Alexander commissioned the royal jeweler Peter Carl Faberge to make for himself the most precious Easter egg.

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