In Dubai’s upscale and buzzing Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR), Nalini Sinha walks her dogs. “Nyet, nyet, (no, no)” she says in Russian as they sniff at a tourist in the Emirate’s glitzy seaside promenade. “Idi syuda! (come here)” The tourist asks if the dogs are Ukrainian or Russian, saying that she would pet them only if they were Ukrainian. “They’re Indian dogs who happen to have a Russian trainer,” Sinha replies warily.
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First Published: Fri, June 03 2022. 06:10 IST