Russian Billionaire Saves Over 2000 Stray Dogs From Death In Sochi Olympics

Prowling the Olympic Park in Sochi unwanted and unloved, a large pack of dogs were destined to be put down by organizers who thought the animals were a nuisance and a danger to tourists.

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But the pack of mutts have had an unlikely savior: Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s richest men. Dismayed that more than 2000 strays would be put down by authorities after a pest control company at the Winter Olympics was handed a contract to rid the area of the animals, Mr. Deripaska decided put his hand in his rather deep pockets and fund a dog shelter in the hills above Sochi.