Two walruses die at Vladimir Putin-backed oceanarium

  • Vladimir Putin originally ordered the construction of the oceanarium on Russky Island, near Vladivostok, in time for the opening of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in 2012.
  • T wo walruses have died at a Russian oceanarium backed by Vladimir Putin , in the latest of a series of tragedies to hit the complex.
  • Fanya and Mira the walruses did not wake up from anaesthesia after undergoing an operation to remove their tusks earlier this week, the complex said.
  • Russia’s Vladimir Putin “shakes hands” with a walrus on a 2013 visit to the oceanarium on Russky (Russian) island Credit: AFP
  • Mr Putin has visited the centre at least three times to inspect progress on the project.

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@ShoebridgeC: “US UK media love to link bad news to Putin. Eg, here today it’s suggested Putin to blame for ‘death of two walruses'”


Two walruses have died at a Russian oceanarium backed by Vladimir Putin, in the latest of a series of tragedies to hit the complex.


Two walruses die at Vladimir Putin-backed oceanarium