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The Hermitage cat Achilles will become the oracle of the Cup of confederations - RIA Novosti, 6/14/2017


Hermitage cat Achilles
ST.-PETERSBURG, 14 Jun — RIA Novosti. Kot Achilles "working" in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg will become the oracle of the Cup of confederations on soccer and will predict winners of a match, has reported to RIA Novosti the veterinarian of cats of the Hermitage Anna of Kondratyeva.© RIA Novosti / Mikhail Kireevpereyti in фотобанкКубок confederations in St. Petersburg: shuttles from the subway and the fan zone in the center городаИдею the choice of a cat have developed committee on development of tourism of St. Petersburg together with the Hermitage. The preliminary choice of a cat was carried out by specialists of the museum. Among all cats living in the Hermitage chose the most stress-resistant and cheloveko-focused animal. As Kondratyeva, a cat has reported Achilles will be presented on Thursday at the press conference devoted to opening of the press center to the Cup of confederations. "I will bring with myself a cat who is called Achilles. He is one and a half years old, he white with blue eyes. This is very beautiful cat. We had three candidates, and we have chosen Achilles. He is young, rather vigorous which likes to play a ball, this is a cat athlete. In spite of the fact that the cat doesn't hear, it doesn't prevent it to live, he very well is guided in space. Tomorrow we will present him" — has told она.© Bogodvidpereyti RIA Novosti / Maxims in fotobankshatra in the form of balls: Kazan prepares for the Cup конфедерацийПо to her words, Achilles will make the first prediction on Friday. "Before him there will be bowls with an entertainment, on bowls there will be tags. What bowl he will approach and from where will try a delicacy, that country we will consider the winner. Every time at noon it will do the predictions. It will happen in the Hermitage" — Kondratyeva has noted. The cup of confederations will pass from June 17 to July 2, 2017 in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kazani.© RIA Novosti / Nina Zotinapereyti in фотобанкВ the MFA have confirmed that isn't required to fans of the 2018 World Cup vizaermitazhny cats conduct the history with the beginning of the XVIII century when Peter I has lodged in the Winter Palace of the cat brought from Holland. Later the empress Elizabeth Petrovna has issued "The decree on dispatch to the yard of cats". Catherine the Great is the foundress of the Hermitage — I have given to cats the status of security guards of art galleries. The tradition to keep cats in art galleries for protection against rodents has been broken only once: in days of the Siege of Leningrad. After the termination of the Great Patriotic War the account of animals has gone to tens, and in the museum the special service on care of unusual "employees" has been organized. Now about 50 cats and cats live in museum cellars.

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