A Russian smoker responds to the ban
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Russia smoking ban: What do Muscovites think?

President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation banning smoking in most public places in Russia.

The law will make it illegal to smoke in some public places such as subways and schools from 1 June.

A year later it will come into force in other places including restaurants and cafes.

These Muscovites had mixed feelings about the ban.

Video produced by BBC Russian's Oleg Boldyrev.

  • 25 Feb
  • From the section Europe
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