We don’t usually open our Photo Of The Day with a song, but when it’s appropriate we take the liberty.
This almost looks like the Danish Sirius Dog Sled Patrol in Greenland, but it’s the Russians of course. The AKs are a giveaway.
This was posted by the Ministry of Defense of Russia (machine translated):
Photo report from a reindeer herding farm located near the village of Lovozero in the Murmansk region, where the Northern Fleet scouts were trained to master the traditional modes of transport of the indigenous peoples of the Far North.
The training of servicemen was carried out by experienced mushers from among the local residents. They talked about the peculiarities of keeping and training animals, shared their skills in managing a reindeer team.
The dog sleds were brought from the village of Alakurtti, where the Arctic motorized rifle brigade is stationed.
They were brought by the military instructor Nadezhda Timonina, who is professionally engaged in sled dog racing and teaches this skill to the Arctic motorized riflemen.
In the area of the Lovozero tundra, the scouts tried to independently control the animals harnessed to sledges, and also mastered the tactics of raiding operations in the Arctic.
It doesn’t look like the reindeer like gunshots too much.
The huskies seem to love it.