3 Cats of Hermitage

Cats of Hermitage

Posted on March 17, 2017 by tim


Hermitage is one the largest and oldest museum in Europe. It’s located in St. Petersburg. Was founded in 1700s by Russian Queen. With all those years it was growing in size adding more and more nearby historical buildings to its complex. Even the famous Tsar’s Winter Palace – which was stormed during 1917 revolution is now also a part of a Hermitage. It has vast underground complexes beneath it and those are inhabited by numerous cats. Russian blogger Commandante went there and took photos of cat inhabitans.  Cats are fully legal residents of this space. They have medicaments, food and other supplies stored for them by museum workers:

This was cats supply room.

Cat’s supplies.

Every cat is being examed by a vet. Here is a vet station in one of Hermitage cellars.

Every cat is vaccinated.

One of the Hermitage sponsors is a Russian vet clinic, so it supports the cats and has a doctor on site.

Cats fill pretty cozy.

And there are hundred of cats in Hermitage undergrounds.

How many cats do you see on this photo?

Some Hermitage sponsors buy the cats branded houses.

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3 Responses to “Cats of Hermitage”

  1. geezer says:

    Great idea to keep the mice and rats out of the museum – as long as they don’t pee on anything!

  2. john dudley says:

    Great posting, love to see the cat’s at the great hermitage museum, fantastic people there that look after all the cat’s. Well done to all.

  3. Douglas says:

    I hope those cats are not breeding.

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