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The coat of arms of the Russian Empire from 1882 up to the Russian Revolution in 1917. The double-headed eagle came from Byzantium, a successor state of Rome. It means the emperor’s authority in affairs both political and religious. Credit: Baron Koehne, Barbe Igor.

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