Passport

Bulgarian monkey left cold by Russia-Ukraine gas dispute

This is Larry the monkey. He lives at the Sofia Zoo in Bulgaria, and he’s cold. He’s also part of this week’s FP photo essay: “Russia Leaves Eastern Europe Out in the Cold.” When Russia ceased natural gas flows into Europe through Ukraine on Jan. 7, many people — and animals — in southeastern Europe ...

589518_090114_monkey5.jpg

This is Larry the monkey. He lives at the Sofia Zoo in Bulgaria, and he’s cold. He’s also part of this week’s FP photo essay: “Russia Leaves Eastern Europe Out in the Cold.”

When Russia ceased natural gas flows into Europe through Ukraine on Jan. 7, many people — and animals — in southeastern Europe got left in the cold. At the Sofia Zoo, about 1,300 animals were left without central heating, and electric heaters, such as the one Larry is with here on Jan. 12, were brought in. The zoo’s four Siberian tigers, however, appear to be enjoying the colder temperatures.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola

By Taboola

More from Foreign Policy

By Taboola