Russian National Guard launches children’s comics and toys


The Russian National Guard has released a series of children’s comics about the work of a valiant animal police force.

The series takes place in the fictional animal town of Dubrava, populated by carnivores and herbivores. Despite their differences, the creatures live in harmony – until their lives are suddenly threatened by those “dissatisfied with the happy coexistence of animals”.

The city’s police – the Lesgvardia – must fight against the enemies “who try to destabilize the order that has been built by generations of peaceful Dubrovites”, the official Telegram channel of the National Guard said Monday.

Three installments of the series have already been posted on the National Guard’s official website.

The latest episode sees the Lesgvardia – whose name closely resembles the official Russian name of the National Guard – ambush the villains’ fighting forces and uncover the tracks of their mysterious leader.

The National Guard’s latest foray into children’s publishing follows the release of a branded toy collection announcement Last week. The series includes miniature copies of cars and equipment used by the National Guard, as well as toy soldiers dressed in uniform.

Although the military-inspired toys closely resemble the models used by Danish toy company Lego, their Russian manufacturer, Simbat, has refuted allegations of plagiarism.


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