1. Read the headline below plus the two lines that summarize what the article (that you are going to read on the While Reading section) is about. After reading these look at the question at the bottom of this page:

Why do this? Understanding the main idea of the text may help you understand it better.      

Russia's northern cities die as people leave

With no more communist state perks* for those living in harsh regions, workers are streaming away in search of jobs and warm weather.

(*perks means economic advantages)

2. Now answer : what is the article you are going to read about?

It is about .


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