FOOTAGE has emerged of Russian scientists demonstrating how to breath in liquid.
The video shows the researchers demonstrating how liquid oxygen can be used to help animals breath underwater.
Onlookers enter the room and oversee a demonstration of what the scientists have produced.
A helpless dog is completely submerged in this experiment and the animal appears to be in distress throughout.
In the background, a hamster is also being tested, possibly to measure decision making in animals while using the substance.
The dog is eventually pulled out from the liquid and has remarkably not drowned, surviving without any noticeable harm.
The experiment is therefore deemed a success.
The video was posted on Reddit and it has sparked a number of different opinions surrounding both the subject of the experiment, as well as potential outcomes.
One read: “How terrified that poor dog must have been.”
While another said: “Yeah, this is great for submarine exploration and all that, but really, they should be researching this for aeronautical and spaceflight applications.”
Ominously, this clip comes at a time of heightened political tension, with some fearing Russia could be a key player in the event of global war.
It has been reported that the country’s Defence Minister will prioritise stockpiling nukes, tanks and army hardware until 2027.
And President Vladimir Putin is believed to be pumping billions into military research to claim superiority over the US and China.
He has also expressed his plans to develop naval, air and space forces.