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Baron Shafirov's Finest Hour

Author: Lev Berdnikov
Translation: Nora Seligman Favorov
Illustrations/Images by Yuri Reuka

Sep/Oct 2009
Page 42   ( 9 pages)

Summary: Baron Peter Shafirov was a little-known hero of Russian diplomacy who also happened to be a Jew converted to Orthodoxy. He helped guide statecraft under Peter the Great, was richly rewarded and, later, soundly vilified, his in-and-out-of-favor career reflecting the tumultuous times in which he lived.

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