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Wanted: name for Putin’s new pet

Published time: November 17, 2010 10:29
Edited time: November 18, 2010 00:46

Russia’s Prime Minister says he wants a new name for the puppy given to him by his Bulgarian counterpart, Boyko Borisov. RT is giving you the chance to make your suggestions, which we will forward to Vladimir Putin.

The original offer was for Russians only, but RT gives you a unique opportunity to join the nationwide brainstorming session.

The Karakachan breed male dog is 10 weeks old at the moment. He lives in the prime ministerial residence near Moscow.

Here are some traditional Russian dog names as guidelines for you:

Pushok is “Fluffy” in Russian. Bobik, an abbreviation for Bob. Sharik means “little ball”. Reks or Rex, the Latin for “King”, is also a popular guard dog name in Russian. Mukhtar, the name of the dog character of a 1965 film, has long been among the favorite names for sheep-dogs in Russia. The name Connie is taken, so no point suggesting that one!

You can add your suggestion for a name for Putin’s new pet in the comments section below.

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