| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Historically, the theft of a Pekingese in China was punished by death. All modern Pekingese are descended from five dogs rescued for Queen Victoria during the Second Opium War. When British troops reached the residence of the Chinese Emperor, the guards killed all but these five dogs to prevent them falling into the hands of the enemy. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Russia Animal Rescue
Russia is Iocated in North Asia and spans across approximateIy 6,592,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Russia speak Russian. Threatened species known from Russia include the Evorsk Vole, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Muisk Vole, and Wrangel Lemming. The capital of Russia is Moscow.