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Russia's Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila announce divorce

7 June 2013 Last updated at 00:04 BST

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have said their marriage is over.

The couple, who had been married for 30 years, made their divorce public on Russian state television after attending a ballet performance.

They explained that "publicity" and Mr Putin's workload were key factors in the decision.