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    Russia Sends Puppy to French Police to Replace Fallen Police Dog

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    The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send a puppy to their French counterparts to replace Diesel the police dog that was killed during a police raid in Paris on Wednesday.

    Diesel, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, was a member of a French anti-terrorist police unit. The dog bravely died when the French Special Forces raided an apartment building in Saint-Denis.

    To support the French policemen, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send them a little German Shepherd puppy, named Dobrynya [after one of the most popular folk heroes in Russian culture], Elena Alekseeva, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, said on Instagram.

    Although still a pup, Dobrynya would hopefully grow up to be an important member of the French anti-terrorist police unit.

    "The puppy will be transferred to France to show solidarity with the French people and their police in the fight against terrorism," Alekseeva said.

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    Фото опубликовано Елена Алексеева (@eialeks) Ноя 20 2015 в 7:49 PST

    Diesel was killed during the siege in Saint-Denis that targeted terrorists involved in the Paris attacks. The dog was sent upstairs to check out a potentially dangerous situation before police officers could move in for an attack. 

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      France and Russia have way more in common then one thinks.
    • qvasko 15
      Poor Diesel...those bastards should be completely destroyed...I don't want to see them in the news anymore..nor in the streets
    • Panagiotis Brd
      :) how nice this gesture .
    • choticastile
      From Russia with Love --- Deeply touching gesture... lovely pup is Dobrynya -- such soulful and gentle eyes! -- loads of intelligence and understanding in that dear little dog face already! Hope she goes to the owner who lost his best friend, brave and beautiful Diesel. What would the world be without dogs? Even when you spell dog backwards it says god! Saw graffiti on a car once which read:
      "Dear God, please help me to be half as good, as my dog thinks I am"
    • avatar
      Adorable puppy! Wonderful gesture.
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