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From Deadly Mining Disaster to Surging Caviar Prices: Russia's November, in Photos

For Russia, November 2021 was a grim month.

Prosecutors launched an effort to close down Memorial, Russia’s top human rights organization. In Siberia’s coal-mining Kemerovo region, 46 miners and five rescuers died after a methane gas explosion at the Listvyazhnaya coal.

Meanwhile, as Russians started to stock up ahead of the New Year holidays, prices for red roe, a traditional New Year's delicacy, hit their highest price since President Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000.

Here is a look at the highlights of Russia’s November in pictures:

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