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As Putin Gives Speech on Combating Poverty in Russia, Pensioners Starve

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bombshell state of the nation address on January 15, 2020, wasn’t just about power-grabbing constitutional changes — it was also filled with populist promises about throwing money to the 21 million Russians living in poverty.  But while Putin was giving his speech, a queue was forming outside of a supermarket dumpster in Yekaterinburg, where the city’s

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