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Putin dives to new depths

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Vladimir Putin has dived to the bottom of the world's deepest lake in Siberia, aboard a mini-submarine.

The Russian prime minister descended 1,400m (4,600ft) in a four-and-a-half hour mission to inspect crystals containing natural gas.

Mr Putin said it was a very special feeling and he had not seen anything like it before.

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