Freitag, 20. Juli 2018

archive series no. 3

Und noch ein historischer Bär aus dem Archiv. Allerdings versteckt er sich virtuos:


The bear is hiding. Who discovers him?

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Recent news on
Russian brown bears may soon become an item in the budget of Federal Security Bureau (FSB), the domestic successor to the soviet KGB, which wants to designate them a national treasure.

KGB and bears you say? It’s not exactly what one might be tempted to think. The initiative wants to place bears on a list of official “strategic goods and resources," to stop the furry forest creatures from being targeted by poachers and black market merchants.

It means that smuggling bears or musk deer, which also have a history of being targeted by fly-by-night animal-trading bandits, would be covered under Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
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And a comment says:
"I guess it was Masha that was lobbying the government to protect the bears."


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