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Dog heroes: how four-legged friends brought closer the Day of Victory

Almost 70 thousand dogs took part in the fighting on the fronts of the great Patriotic war in military units of the red and then Soviet army. Along with the soldiers they were starving, freezing and IOC in the trenches, threw themselves under the tanks and blow up enemy trains. Animals along with people have shown resilience, courage and heroism, bringing the Day of Victory. About dogs who have made a contribution to the victory over fascism, RIA Novosti was told in the Russian kennel Federation (RKF).

During the war, all war front was trained and formed 17 battalions of sappers and miners, 14 groups of dogs-fighters armored vehicles, 37 battalions of sled dogs, two specialized squad, four battalions of communication troops. Dog medics brought the wounded to the medical bag, saving them from death. Dog handlers during the war years delivered more than 200 thousand reports, and reached more than eight thousand kilometers telephone cable, dogs-mine detectors checked 15 153 kilometers of military roads. Dogs not only help to save human lives, but also sacrificed their. Dog-"kamikaze" blew up more than 300 armored vehicles of the enemy. The first tank was blown up by a dog a month after the outbreak of war - July 27, 1941 under Rogacheva.

In Crimea urged to convene a meeting of the UN water supply of the Peninsula

Member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation and Crimea Ivan Abazher proposed to hold a special meeting at the UN on the question of resuming the supply of the Dnieper water in the Crimea, terminated unilaterally by Ukraine six years ago.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Natalia Poklonskaya sent a letter to the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet with calls to condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities unilaterally blocked the supply of fresh water on the Peninsula, and to take measures for the resumption of the Dnieper water supply in the North-Crimean channel.