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####2018-02-14 00:00:00 Fred Pleitgen is in the Altai region of Siberia, Russia where the locals farm deer in order to removed the antlers and create 'healing' products from the blood.##
####2018-02-14 00:00:00 Fred Pleitgen is in the Altai region of Siberia, Russia where the locals farm deer in order to removed the antlers and create 'healing' products from the blood.##

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    Russians soak up 'power' of Siberian red deer blood

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Russians soak up 'power' of Siberian red deer blood

Many Russians believe in the alleged special powers from the blood in the velvet antlers of Siberian Red deer. Every year thousands of deer have their antlers cut off and the blood drained out of them. Animal rights groups call the process inhumane, but the farmers deny this. Among those who believe in the healing powers is reportedly none other than Russian President Putin.

Russians soak up 'power' of Siberian red deer blood

Many Russians believe in the alleged special powers from the blood in the velvet antlers of Siberian Red deer. Every year thousands of deer have their antlers cut off and the blood drained out of them. Animal rights groups call the process inhumane, but the farmers deny this. Among those who believe in the healing powers is reportedly none other than Russian President Putin.