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Sochi's Condemned Stray Dogs Are Being Saved By A Russian Billionaire

Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia's richest men, has built a shelter above Sochi.

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The company's director described the dogs as "biological trash", and there was outrage.

So far he's managed to save 140 dogs, and a number have been successfully rehomed.

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UK readers might also remember him from 2008, when he was involved in the “yachtgate” scandal with Lord Mandelson and the then-shadow chancellor George Osborne.