Becky Gaze, New York Times
Within the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR 1991 committee a resolution was passed regarding a bear army. “We will use bears in our army as they’re strong and no one will want to fight against them”, stated the delegate who first voiced the idea. “They are an endangered species, so therefore if you were to kill one that would be against the law which makes this army unstoppable.” The most likely bear used would be the Kamchatka brown bear, commonly known as the grizzly bear, which is native to the Anasdyrsky District, the Kamhatka Peninsula, Karaginskiy Island and the coastal strip along the Sea of Okhotsk as only 200,000 brown bears are left in the world but Russia is the largest population of them with an estimate number of 100,000 which causes them to have many grizzly bears within their use for an army but they are still considered to be an endangered species.
The decision to introduce an army solely made up of bears
was passed with a unanimous vote as a solution to the issues surrounding the
military within the Russian Federation during 1991. The need for a change in military
came as a lack of young men were enlisting in the army and the need for a strong
unit to fight against other nations.