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A Dispatch from Russia's Flood-Hit Orenburg Region

The Russian city of Orenburg is famous for its elegant lace shawls, which are so fine they can be folded up to be so small that they can fit in a goose's egg. But the city and its surrounding regions have made headlines for a different reason this week, as historic flooding from the Ural River has forced thousands of people to be evacuated.

In this episode, we read out a dispatch from Orenburg by one of our reporters who went there this week.

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