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Crimea's Combat Dolphins Get Russian Passports

Crimea's Combat Dolphins Get Russian Passports

While many news outlets have been wondering what will happen to the Ukrainian navy in Crimea, the question that everyone has really been wondering about has finally been answered: The dolphins in Sevastopol’s combat unit will indeed become Russian.

The combat program trains these hyper-intelligent mammals to patrol open water and attach buoys to items of military interest, such as mines on the sea floor or attack scuba divers who get past security perimeters, reports RIA Novosti.

An anonymous source who works at the training facility told the Russian news service that the Ukrainian Navy lacked the funds for developments to the program so some projects had to be axed.

The source added that he hoped Russia would support the program, which also trains sea lions. We’re sure they will — we know how much Vladimir Putin loves all creatures great and small.

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Main Photo: Vladimir, the animal lover — Source: Kremlin.

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Do We Need Our Parents When We Grow Up? Doubts Of A Young Father

As his son grows older, Argentine journalist Ignacio Pereyra wonders when a father is no longer necessary.

Do We Need Our Parents When We Grow Up? Doubts Of A Young Father

"Is it true that when I am older I won’t need a papá?," asked the author's son.

Ignacio Pereyra

It’s 2am, on a Wednesday. I am trying to write about anything but Lorenzo (my eldest son), who at four years old is one of the exclusive protagonists of this newsletter.

You see, I have a whole folder full of drafts — all written and ready to go, but not yet published. There’s 30 of them, alternatively titled: “Women who take on tasks because they think they can do them better than men”; “As a father, you’ll always be doing something wrong”; “Friendship between men”; “Impressing everyone”; “Wanderlust, or the crisis of monogamy”, “We do it like this because daddy say so”.

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