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Crisis deepens slide in living standards for Russian pensioners

Rising prices are spurring anger and threatening a pool of support that Putin cannot afford to lose

Moscow

FOR Boris Lisitsyn, Russia's financial crisis means less meat, cheese and sausage - hardships the 86-year-old says won't kill him anytime soon. But for him and the millions of pensioners who make up about a third of Russia's population, rising prices are also spurring anger over

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