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Quebec Junior Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant responds to reporters questions on their plan to raise the legal age to buy cannabois to 21 years old, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot) Quebec Junior Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant responds to reporters questions on their plan to raise the legal age to buy cannabois to 21 years old, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

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Three months after the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, many ordinary Russians are reeling from those blows to their livelihoods and emotions. Moscow's vast shopping malls have turned into eerie expanses of shuttered storefronts once occupied by Western retailers.