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Russians Try To Make Ends Meet In Bleak Communal Apartment


St. Petersburg is widely touted as Russia's cultural capital and its most beautiful city. It will play host to a multibillion-dollar event next year, soccer's World Cup. But in the heart of President Vladimir Putin's hometown, there is a throwback to Soviet way of a life -- a bleak place where residents live in communal squalor, doing what they must to survive. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

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