Here are two friends, saluki man and Arabist Sir Terence Clark and Vladimir Beregovoy, who is now based in Virginia. He is a biologist, an expert on primitive breeds, and a Laika breeder. (We are also working on a Siberian hunter's book first published in 1865-- actually mostly done but hard to find a publisher). Between them is someone I would like to meet: Asylhan Artykbaev: eagle hunter, tazi breeder, and naturalist.
He is also a descendant of the old pre- Soviet aristocracy. Here he is in more resplendent plumage, with an eagle.