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Dog fighting in Russia has surged in popularity since the collapse of the Soviet Union

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Dog fighting in Russia has surged in popularity since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Laws prohibiting this activity have been passed in Moscow and some other large cities, but Russian dog fights are still widely practiced in other places. Thus, they are commonplace in the Southern regions of Russia, like Chechnya and Dagestan, where the local authorities regard the dog fighting as the “national tradition”. According to them, this "sport" has roots in conventional contests in which shepherds were testing their dogs and celebrating their wolf-fighting abilities.

Dog Fighting In Russia

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Dog fighting in Russia has surged in popularity since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Laws prohibiting this activity have been passed in Moscow and some other large cities, but Russian dog fights are still widely practiced in other places. Thus, they are commonplace in the Southern regions of Russia, like Chechnya and Dagestan, where the local authorities regard the dog fighting as the “national tradition”. According to them, this "sport" has roots in conventional contests in which shepherds were testing their dogs and celebrating their wolf-fighting abilities.

Dog Fighting In Russia

Dog fighting in Russia has surged in popularity since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Laws prohibiting this activity have been passed in Moscow and some other large cities, but Russian dog fights are still widely practiced in other places. Thus, they are commonplace in the Southern regions of Russia, like Chechnya and Dagestan, where the local authorities regard the dog fighting as the “national tradition”. According to them, this "sport" has roots in conventional contests in which shepherds were testing their dogs and celebrating their wolf-fighting abilities.

Dog Fighting In Russia