Russian military shares puppy video

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

The Russian Armed Forces has unveiled its latest cutting-edge weapon in a New Year's greetings video: cuddly puppies.

Russia's Ministry of Defence has taken a break from tough talk to release a one-minute clip of puppies playing in the snow.

More than 3,000 dogs are employed in the Russian armed forces, AP reports, with one training centre recently winning an global contest against military dogs from Belarus, Egypt, Iran and Uzbekistan. In mid-December, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Khmeimim Airbase to announce the withdrawal of Russian troops from the country.

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The New Year's video, however, shows mussed puppies, as well as older dogs, frolicking in the snow and being fed.

According to Russia Beyond, the 470 is a school for dog trainers that has been in existence for several decades. The center won an global competition last summer against the canine forces of Belarus, Egypt, Iran and Uzbekistan.

Russian Federation is reportedly using private military contractors in Syria. New Year's Day is one of Russia's most important holidays, with families celebrating it much like Christmas in the US and Europe.

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