DOG MURDERED BY RUSSIAN SECRET SERVICES BECAUSE HE LOOKED TOO MUCH LIKE PUTIN, CLAIMS OWNER
Luhansk, Ukraine | The owner of a deceased dog is making national headlines in Ukraine after his pet was allegedly murdered by Russian secret service agents.
The 5-year-old dog had achieved international stardom in 2013 after pictures of the dog became highly popular on the internet after attracting much attention for looking like Russian President Vladimir Putin.
People still recently flocked from all over Europe to get a picture alongside the famous look-alike of President Putin, recounts the owner.
“I’ve had thousands of people come to my village and meet with my dog to take selfies. Many reporters from newspapers all over the world also visited us. Anatol was very fond of crowds, he liked the attention a lot” he remembers, visibly heartbroken.
“I have received many anonymous death threats since Anatol became popular in international media, but I never took them seriously,” he told local reporters.