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Her dog saved her by caring for Karina for nine days then returning home and guiding rescuers to her.
Details are emerging today of the heroic rescue of the girl in the remote Sakha Republic, thanks to her loyal and loving dog.
Karina Chikitova was huddled in tall grass after wandering away from home, apparently following her father Rodion who had left to go to his native village on 29 July.
The mother believed she and her dog had gone with her father and in this part of remote Siberia had no way to check because of a lack of phone connections, discovering the awful truth only four days later, when a search was launched.
The girl aged three years and seven months survived by eating wild berries and drinking river water in territory roamed by wild bears and wolves.
Little Karina made herself a bed in the grasses, which are common to the south-west of Sakha in summer, but they meant that helicopters and drones were useless in searching for her in the bear-infested taiga.
Ininitally her family and the rescue teams were distraught when the dog - which has not been named despite its heroic role - returned to the girl’s village of Olom in Olyokminsky district .
'Two days before we found Karina her puppy came back home,' said Afanasiy Nikolayev, spokesman for the Sakha Republic Rescue Service.
'That was the moment when our hearts sank, because we thought at least with her dog Karina had chances to survive - night in Yakutia are cold and some areas have already gone into minus temperatures.
'If she was to hug her puppy, we thought, this would have given her a chance to stay warm during nights and survive.
'So when her dog came back we thought 'that's it' - even if she was alive - and chances were slim - now she would have definitely have lost all hopes. Our hearts truly and deeply sank.'
But the puppy guided the rescuers to the stranded girl.
'It was Karina's puppy that helped the adults find the girl,' said a report by NTV news. 'When it came back home two days ago her family had lost hope, thinking this definitely meant Karina had no chance.
'But then it was the puppy that showed rescuers the way to Karina, and in the morning she was found.' The report said 'she was conscious and looked surprisingly well.
'She was given food and drinks, and then with her mother she was first sent to the district hospital and then to Yakutsk.
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