GORNO-ALTAISK, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - A veteran police dog from South Siberia has been awarded a medal for courage, dedication and professionalism, the Interior Ministry branch for the Republic of Altai said on Friday.
The dog named Zhasmin was honored for “the exemplary and faithful performance of its official duties,” in particular while enforcing law and order in Russia’s troubled North Caucasus region.
Zhasmin retired in January after 10 years of service with an excellent track record, including dozens of human lives it has saved, the ministry said in its citation.
“In 2012, during a special operation in a town in the North Caucasus region the dog spotted an improvised explosive device planted by the roadside,” the citation said. “Such example can be easily multiplied.”
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
The current contract portfolio of Russian arms exporters is worth about $46 billion. Annual exports total $15 billion, and this will ensure uninterrupted deliveries for the next three years, even in the worst-case scenario. The list of the main buyers of Russian weapons is unlikely to change drastically.