An now, for something completely different
The Russians are now equipping their bomb-dogs with Walkie Talkies and Small cameras to serve as remote control bomb-sniffers. In the West this is done with ROV robots, however the Russians think they can do better with Dogs..
The Soviets were well known for oddball Animal experiments. It should be remembered that for more than 100 years the Russians have done this research.
The Russian scientist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was born in 1849 in Ryazan, where his father worked as a village priest. In 1870 Ivan Pavlov abandoned the religious career for which he had been preparing, and instead went into science. There he had a great impact on the field of physiology by studying the mechanisms underlying the digestive system in mammals.
For his original work in this field of research, Pavlov was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904. By then he had turned to studying the laws on the formation of conditioned reflexes, a topic on which he worked until his death in 1936. His discoveries in this field paved the way for an objective science of behavior.
The Soviets, always eager to find weapons to get the upper hand, created a unit of Anti-tank dogs before WWII
(Russian: собаки-истребители танков or противотанковые собаки; German: Panzerabwehrhunde or Hundeminen, “dog-mines”) were dogs taught to carry explosives to tanks, armored vehicles and other military targets. They were intensively trained by the Soviet and Russian military forces between 1930 and 1996 and used in 1941–1942 against German tanks in World War II. Although the original dog training routine was to leave the bomb and retreat so that the bomb would be detonated by the timer, this routine failed and was replaced by an impact detonation procedure which killed the dog in the process. The U.S. military trained anti-tank dogs in 1943 for use against fortifications, but never deployed them.
Creepier Still is the Russian Cyborg Dogs, apparently of the 1940s-1960s….while this has not been proven, it has not been disproved.
There is even video of a disembodied head blinking and licking its face.
“Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940)”
Russia Strong! In an homage to Yakov Smirnov, “In Russia, Dog walks YOU!”