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Faberge eggs to go on display at Vatican

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has agreed with the Vatican to host a display of precious works by Faberge.

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  • February 17, 2011
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Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has agreed with the Vatican to host a display of precious works by Faberge on Easter.

Before the Russian Revolution in 1917, Carl Faberge’s jewelry company in St. Petersburg manufactured ornaments and baubles for Russia’s imperial family. The most famous of his works for the tsar’s family were Easter eggs encrusted with gems, RIA/Novosti reports.

“We are happy and proud that we were able to organize such an exhibit,” Vekselberg said.

He said his Link of Times foundation held talks with the Vatican for over one year in order to hold the exhibition in the Holy See’s museum. He said the talks were long because the museum had high demands for the collection.

The exposition will open on April 14.

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Russian billionaire to show Imperial eggs in Vatican (RIA/Novosti)

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