Two Baikal seals named Tito and Lilo were put through their military training paces at the Baikal Seal Aquarium in Irkutsk on Friday. The seals are being taught to shoot, defuse mines and raise the Russian Navy flag. 16-year-old Tito -named after the first space tourist – and nine-year-old Lilo were honing their skills for the Victory Day celebrations.

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