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Downshifting in Russia: Who’s Fed Up With the Big City?

While rural flight increases in Russia, some young families are moving in the opposite direction to live in eco-villages.

Meet Yulia and Vladimir who left St. Petersburg seven years ago to build their own place in an abandoned village.

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