Five year old Dima Sokolov from Moscow has suggested the winning name in a recent contest to rename Vladimir Putin’s new puppy. The puppy was previously known as Yorgo, and now will be called ‘Buffy’. There is no link to the vampire slayer of the same name, Putin simply likes the way the name sounds. The Bulgarian Shepard was a gift to the Russian ruler from the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov after Putin signed an agreement to the South Stream energy pipeline. Dima and his family were invited to meet Putin and Buffy, and
the young boy was rewarded with a signed football and
an invitation to play for the national youth team with he turns 13.