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Hermitage Cats
« on: October 05, 2007, 07:34:11 AM »

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Re: Hermitage Cats
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 08:25:32 AM »
Well before the poison baits were laid they would have been essential. If you visit the Hermitage you realise how enormous the whole complex is.

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Re: Hermitage Cats
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 12:50:40 PM »
Actually the Hermitage cats are one of the tourist attraction I'd say. They are numerous, lovely and funny and feel itselves as the landlords there  :)

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Re: Hermitage Cats
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 01:32:45 PM »
I read about the Hermitage cats before, although I never saw them there. I think it's really great that they have them living there!

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 01:35:07 PM »
Can you blame them?

 Although this was at the Alexander Palace.
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Re: Hermitage Cats
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 01:59:28 PM »
Well, at least 50 cats are living at the Hermitage now,and every year in March the Hermitage organizes The Cat's Day with exhibitions of pictures ( cats of course in them) painted by children...
Twice a month the Hermitage museum workers can subscribe some money for cats food and medical treatment.

I remember my last meeting with one of those tailed guards :) in the yard of the Winter palace (the Hermitage) -  a tabby cat full of its importance - a gorgeous sight!!! :)

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Re: Hermitage Cats
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 02:11:23 PM »
Well, at least 50 cats are living at the Hermitage now,and every year in March the Hermitage organizes The Cat's Day with exhibitions of pictures ( cats of course in them) painted by children...
Twice a month the Hermitage museum workers can subscribe some money for cats food and medical treatment.


That is fabulous! :-)

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Re: Hermitage Cats
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 04:39:20 PM »
That's a great story! What happened to them during WWII and is there any chance some of these might be from the same original line? It's wonderful they let them stay. I don't think any place like that in America would be so nice. Good for them!

Robert, did that cat live in the AP?

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 04:55:14 PM »
Yes, Annie, she was one a littler that was born there some months before.
 I imagine the fate of the cats in Leningrad was pretty much the same as human inhabitants during that seige.  There was no food and no heat.....
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 05:02:18 PM »
Yes, Annie, she was one a littler that was born there some months before.

That's great, so they have a cat family too? Could it be descended from the Romanov cats?

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I imagine the fate of the cats in Leningrad was pretty much the same as human inhabitants during that seige.  There was no food and no heat.....

 :'( How sad after surviving so much. One more of the many bad things Hitler is responsible for. >:(

I'm glad the cats have a comfy home now.