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His name is Julia

A typical Russian man might well serve in the army and graduate from higher education. Yury Ovodov was one such man; he worked as a sports journalist and has two children, a boy and girl, from two marriages. Despite an outwardly successful life, he always felt that something was wrong. Then, in his late 40s, he finally accepted that he needed a change; a big one. He could no longer live as a man, and became, Julia. He’s not afraid and is working for enough money for the surgery needed to complete his transformation. From shopping to hormone treatment, Julia does everything she can to become the woman she wants to be, while family, friends and society are divided over this new identity. Julia’s story is on RT.

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