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Putin’s Russia: the human side

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. RT looks at the lives of people affected by Vladimir Putin's policies in our XL Report.