1 As all began (DOSAAF, MGOLS)
Though my father was a great dog lover and kept a bitch Elsa looking like a German Shepherd at home, I was more interested in wild animals in my boyhood days. I became friends with them in the society of young biologists of the Moscow Zoo, in the pet’s corner of my school, station of young naturalists in Neskuchnyi sad (it was named Pioneer kolkhoz “Svetlyi put”) and in biological club of the museum after Charles Darwin under the leadership of a famous teacher P. Smolin.
Now and then my home was inhabited by a fox, a wolf, a monkey, a bear and an erne, not to mention other, simpler animals. .