Hermitage cats of the artist Eldar Zakirov
Hermitage cats of the artist Eldar Zakirov
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Yes Yes! It was these four-legged that proved to be worthy of the official position of "guards of art galleries." The first settler of the Winter Palace was a cat named the Great, brought from Holland by no less Great Peter I, and since then they have stood guard over the palace, repeatedly saving it from pests. Each of the fuzzies has a veterinary card, a passport and is a "highly qualified specialist in cleaning museum basements." There are small holes in all rooms of the Hermitage specifically for their movement. "Big cat basement" - this is the name of a large network of basements, twenty kilometers long, where cats directly conduct their service. In gratitude for the labors, the artist Eldar Zakirov created the project "Cats of the Hermitage". The proud faces of the lovely inhabitants of the Hermitage are looking at us from the luxurious portraits. Court outfits, fur coats, officer's uniforms are perfectly combined with natural grace. We hope that the melodic "meow" will sound within the walls of the Hermitage forever.

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