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An example use of беда in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:
“… глянец издают и вот беда не в том что …”
the word беда occurs in russian on average 29.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.