Russians Leaving for US Under Tough Political Climate

An oppressive political climate marked by a lack of rights and freedoms is now a key factor driving emigration from Russia, with more than 1.5 million Russians leaving since Vladimir Putin became president. Artist Maria Muzalevskaya spent six years in the U.S. taking pictures of people who make up this so-called fifth wave of immigration. Elena Wolf met with her. Anna Rice narrates.
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