Russia Just Gifted This Adorable Puppy To France

The story behind the dog gifted to France by Russia and the link between #JeSuisChien and #ParisAttack.


France, though back on its feet after the horrible Paris attacks, is still grappling with the after-effects of the tragic events.  In the midst of the somberness came a sweet and thoughtful gesture from Russia. 

In a simple ceremony in Moscow, France was gifted a German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya by Russia as a symbolic replacement of Diesel, the dog that was killed during the terrorist attacks in Paris last month.

"The puppy you are giving us today will replace Diesel and proves your friendship," said Jean-Maurice Ripert, the French ambassador.

Paris Attacks

A member of the French Special Forces, Diesel was a Belgian Malinois who was killed during the raid of an apartment in St.-Denis on the Nov. 18 in the hunt for the alleged leader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

The tragic death of Diesel caught the attention of numerous people on Twitter and #JeSuisChien, a hashtag in his memory, started trending.

People, no matter which country they belong to, are clearly moved by the Russian government's kind gesture.

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