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Putin’s Russia: the human side

As politicians take to the streets ahead of the presidential election, millions of Russians continue with their lives: a hostage who looked into the eyes of death; a couple who struggled to make ends meet; a refugee who fled the fighting in Chechnya. Real people’s stories, strange turns their lives have taken. As Vladimir Putin prepares to leave the Kremlin, RT looks at the lives of people affected by his policies in our XL Report.