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Action man Putin in submarine dive

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been seeking to bolster his "action man" image with a journey to the bottom of the world's deepest lake.

Mr Putin descended to a depth of 1,400 metres (yards) in Lake Baikal in Siberia to inspect crystals containing natural gas.

Richard Galpin reports from Moscow.


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