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Russians Slowly Emerge From Virus Quarantine, in Photos

Most of Russia has been under strict lockdown since March 30 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

More than six weeks later, President Vladimir Putin has given regional leaders the authority to begin gradually easing lockdown restrictions in their regions starting May 12.

Here's a closer look at how Russians are slowly stepping back into normalcy this week:

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