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Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? starts off in 1943, while eastern troops retreat from the Aleutian island of Kiska, leaving 4 army canine in the back of. one in every of them dies in isolation, and the others are taken less than the security of U.S. troops. in the meantime, within the USSR, a KGB army puppy handler kidnaps the daughter of a eastern yakuza. Named after the Russian astronaut puppy Strelka, the lady develops a psychic reference to dogs. A multi-generational epic as noticeable throughout the eyes of man’s ally, the canines who're used as mere instruments for the good thing about humankind progressively realize their real selves, and examine whatever approximately us.
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