Falcons have been taught to swoop on rogue unmanned aircraft over Russia's seat of government in Moscow
By Patrick Knox
31st January 2018, 11:10 am
Updated: 31st January 2018, 1:17 pm
RUSSIAN strongman leader Vladimir Putin has specially trained birds of prey guarding his Kremlin HQ from drones, it's been revealed.
The fortified seat of government in Moscow has long used birds of prey to chase away pesky crows.
A Russian soldier from the Presidential regiment holds his falcon at the Cathedral Square outside the Moscow's Kremlin
But now falcons have been trained to take out drones amid fears spies could use them - or worse ISIS use them as a weapon.
It is understood the raptor birds are better able to target small drones than hawks.