Sochi stray dogs saved by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Deripaska claims to have pumped over $1 billion into Sochi, Russia for both the Olympics and revitalization of the town. He is invested in everything from the airport, to the lodging, to the city’s stray dogs.

Deripaska has built a dog shelter north of Sochi to house any strays. The facilities, which are an alternative to Sochi’s dog extermination plan, currently have around 140 dogs, and allow adoptions.

sochi dog shelter

Ints Kalnins / Reuters

sochi dog shelter

Ints Kalnins / Reuters

sochi dog shelter

Ints Kalnins / Reuters

sochi dog shelter

Ints Kalnins / Reuters