OREANDA-NEWS. During his visit to Kyrgyzstan, Russian President Vladimir Putin received an Orlov trotter and a greyhound puppy as a gift from Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

Sooronbay Jeenbekov handed over his gifts to Vladimir Putin during his state visit to Kyrgyzstan. One of them is a perfect stallion, Orlov trotter. As for the puppy named Sherkhan, it is the representative of Taigan breed of dogs, which is a mixture of a greyhound and a wolfdog.

The President of the Russian Federation is known for his love of dogs. For many years Labrador Koni was beside him, that was a gift from the current Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

Currently, the president of the Russian Federation has four dogs - all of them were gifted by foreign leaders.

In 2010, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, during Putin’s visit to the country’s capital Sofia, presented him with a puppy of a Karakachan dog, which is also called a Bulgarian shepherd dog. According to the results of online voting, organized by the presidential administration, the dog was named Buffy.

Another dog of Akita Inu breed named Yume (“dream” in Japanese) in 2012 was presented to the Russian president by the governor of Japanese prefecture Akita.

In 2017, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov presented Putin with an Alabai puppy named Vernyi (“faithful” in Russian).

In January 2019, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić presented Putin with a four-month-old Šarplaninac (or Yugoslavian) shepherd dog named Pasha.

As a good guest, Russian leader has also brought gifts to Kyrgyzstan. Moscow had given Bishkek $30 million as a grant. This money offered in accordance with bilateral grant agreement, is for budgetary expenses, military salaries, social benefits. Bishkek will provide regular reports on purposeful spending of this amount.

At the Kyrgyz-Russian conference held before Putin’s arrival, private sector players signed 12 agreements on cooperation in the agricultural sector ($350 million altogether) and Kyrgyz exporters completed nine delivery agreements (a total of $67.5 million). Also, a deal was signed on investing $1.2 billion in industry, energy and mineral resources of Kyrgyzstan.