Accordong to Russian media, Russian Defense Ministry admits to military service recruits with their pets-dogs, if those have special skills, said on Monday the deputy head of the organizational mobilization department of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Major General Eugene Burdinskiy.
"If the recruit with the dog and took special courses have certain skills, such specialists are in demand in the Armed Forces. We in the recruiting campaign to draw attention to the requests of recruits into military service with his pet. They may be recruited not only the army, but and in the Internal Troops of the Interior Ministry, which has its kennels for dogs, "- he said.
The general said that there is an order in which to appeal the case, too, the dog is put on rations, and during transport to the troops, to the post, she was given a packed lunch.
Burdinskiy also noted that not all dogs are like that wants to recruit are suitable for military service. "The main thing is not a breed, and those skills that the dog has. This may not necessarily be a German Shepherd.'s Spaniel - hunting dog that has a search skills, looking for drugs. It is in demand among the troops," - he stressed.