In the scale of its intensity, its destructiveness and its horror, Stalingrad has no parallel. It engaged the full strength of the two biggest armies in Europe and could fit into no lesser framework than that of a life-and-death conflict which encompasses the earth.
- The New York Times, February 4, 1943 [more inside]
, the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, has launched
his 557-foot yacht
Between 1885 and 1917, Peter Carl Fabergé and his assistants created 105 jeweled eggs
, only 69 of which survive. They are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweler's art. The Rothschild egg
is the most expensive timepiece ever sold at auction.