The Russian Armed Forces have unveiled their latest cutting-edge weapon in a New Year's greetings video - cuddly puppies.
After a year of showing off its military might in Syria, the defense ministry has taken a softer approach in a one-minute video showing dozens of puppies sharing food and cuddling each other. Older dogs are shown playing with officers.
2018 is the Year of the Dog, so many Russians are using dogs in their holiday greetings this season.
More than 3,000 dogs are employed in the Russian forces. Dogs from the 470th Dog Breeding Center outside Moscow are among the most decorated in Russia.