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Russia's Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila divorce

7 June 2013 Last updated at 17:14 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.

"It was a joint decision - we hardly see each other; each of us has our own life", Mr Putin said.

Steve Rosenberg reports.