From rags to riches in Russia: St. Petersburg’s “Hermitage Cats”

From rags to riches in Russia: St. Petersburg’s “Hermitage Cats”

People go to the Hermitage to admire the vast collection of art and artifacts from all over the world dating from prehistoric times all the way to the present day. But as they wander the halls of the stately Winter Palace on St. Petersburg's Neva River, most visitors don't know that a separate Hermitage collection exists in the basement – a collection of cats. Read More


Russia’s first cat café: Cats’ Republic in St. Petersburg

Russia’s first cat café: Cats’ Republic in St. Petersburg

Feline-obsessed visitors to St. Petersburg now have one more stop to add to their itinerary: Russia's first cat cafe. The cat cafe concept is spreading all over the world. With origins in crowded Asian cities like Taipei and Tokyo, the “cat rental” business idea has taken root in smaller urban centers like Boston and Budapest. Read More