Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Hermitage Cats

The Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. The museum is also known for the dozens of cats that roam the grounds, living in the museum's gardens and labyrinthian basement.

Cats have been there for centuries, first brought in by the imperial family to rid the Winter Palace of rats, and for the last 10 years cared for by the office of the director of the Hermitage.

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(thanks Cora)

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