June 30th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– Sputnik Italia – – translated by Frederick Assar –
The United States is concerned about the activities of a Russian-Serbian humanitarian center located in the city of Niš. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin commented on the US concerns.
In a recent interview with Sputnik, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin ironically commented on US concerns about the Russian “spying” center in the Serbian town of Niš:
“Yes, in the center there are a couple of cats and few dogs that bark so loud that they can be heard all the way to Kosovo, and four civil servants near the retirement age, all of which pose a colossal threat to American national security.”
In mid-June, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the European and Eurasian Office of the US, Hoyt Brian Yee, in a speech to the US Senate expressed concern about the activities of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in Niš.
“If Serbia allows Russia to set up a spy center, it will lose control over part of its territory”, Yi said.
Sputnik correspondent Senka Milos went to Niš and found that Dmitriy Rogozin was wrong: there are no cats. They were all chased away by a beautiful Belgian shepherd, Alpa, who was donated a few months ago to the Center by the Serbian Fire Brigade.
The staff pointed out that, although Rogozin was sarcastic, many really thought that there was a small zoo inside the center.
“I have the feeling that Mr. Rogozin is really convinced that we need other dogs. Could he kindly provide us with a dog to help us in search and rescue operations, and in everything else we do at the center? Everyone knows that dogs are extremely useful and, in our case, another couple of dogs would serve us just fine”, the Serbian director of the Bojan Glamoclija’s Center told Sputnik.
However, Alpa knows how to do his job well and in his spare time he actively deals with ‘spying’. His mission is to attract the attention of rescuers in the event of people trapped under the rubble.
Alpa spends most of the time with rescuer Andrey Dikonov. The dog was assigned to the rescuer from the previous group.
Andrey Dikonov in Moscow has worked hard with dogs and trainers, and has often played the role of “victim”, that is, the person the dog needs to find under the rubble.
“When the collapse of a roof in a water park in Moscow occurred (in 2014), I first saw the work of the dogs. Previous to that, I didn’t think it would be possible. We trust our four-legged friends a great deal, because sometimes even the high tech devices we have are not enough, while with the help of dogs the success is guaranteed”, says Andrey Dikonov.
Dikonov said he has never seen cats in the center, as well as strangers of dubious origin. That’s because Alpa is ready to come to the aid of any inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula that is in trouble. It is, after all, first and foremost a guard dog.