12-year-old girl gets husky from Putin for New Year

Twelve-year-old Olga Marushenko from the village of Bely Yar, Eastern Siberia, received a husky puppy as a New Year's present from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. Olga's family recently moved to Russia from Kazakhstan and couldn't afford the cost of the puppy so Olga wrote a letter to President Putin asking for the puppy as a present, having promised to be a good student and take care of the puppy. After the girl’s mother signed her consent, the special representative of the head of the Republic of Khakassia, Mikhail Kozakov, delivered the present to Olga on behalf of Putin.

  

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