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De-Mining Palmyra: A Russian First (Video)

Civilians begin to return to their homes


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Russian sappers and their mine-detecting dogs have all but cleared the ancient Roman jewel, and are now de-mining the contemporary city of Palmyra.  Russian dogs are not used to the heat and have to be given frequent rest-periods and lots of water, but according to the narrator, they are better than any device.

Palmyra’s inhabitants have already started to return to their homes, and in addition to providing vital supplies, the Russian army has set up a civilian field hospital.

<figcaption>Mission accomplished</figcaption>
Mission accomplished

For a time after World War II, GI Joes could be seen across the world helping civilians. Recently, reports of vicious brutality have become public, while do-good Ivans increasingly appear in the news - at least in countries where objectivity matters.


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