Toward the close of the year, it is customary to take stock and draw up all kinds of ratings. Who and what they just don’t choose: the best book, the most interesting film, the athlete of the year, the news of the year, a concert of the year, etc. Of course, the seals didn’t stand as well, because they have been the main stars of the Internet and generally universal favorites for many years now. The Russian company Medialogia compiled a rating of cats, which during 2017 were most often mentioned in the Russian media.
So, in 10th place is a cat from the Italian city of Genoa, whose name is either Bantik or Tequila. We are serious! The cat really has two names, as he is considered to be his favorite by two ladies. After living for two years with one mistress, the cat got into the habit of spending the night with her neighbor. As a result, the “daytime” mistress filed a lawsuit against the “night” one, accusing her of stealing a cat. Unfortunately, the photo of the mustachioed lover of the “double life” could not be found, so we decided to publish the image of the goddess of justice Themis 🙂
In the 9th place was … Cat. No really! This Cat’s name is Cat, and he also became the “subject” of the trial. His mistress, a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, with the help of the court, wanted to take the pet from her ex-husband. 21.4 thousand — so many references to this appeared in the media during the year.
In 8th place is the cat Maru, who lives at the address: St. Petersburg, Palace Square, 2, State Hermitage Museum. Perhaps, thanks to living in such a legendary place, the cat gained unique abilities – he learned to add and subtract numbers, and then to extract square roots. And all this without any calculators in mind! Watch the video:
25.4 thousand mentions and 7th place goes to a black and white cat named Graf, who became famous for his unusual hobby. His Grace is a cat-climber! We are not joking: the handsome black-and-white man, together with his master, really conquers the mountain peaks and even climbed Mount Elbrus. Know our feline!
6th place is given to a cat with the most ordinary cat named Barsik. The cat’s name is ordinary, but the post is hoo-hoo! Barsik is known as the “people’s mayor” of Barnaul, who made a very bold proposal to return Alaska to Russia. Let us tell you a secret that this fearless cat is even considering nominating for the presidency of Russia … Maybe he was inspired by the example of the beautiful Ksenia Sobchak? By the way, Barnaul handsome even has his own VKontakte page.
The five most popular seals of the year are opened by a foreigner. Yes, this position with the result of 47.3 thousand references is taken by a black cat from Latvia, who, during one of the local television programs, made his way to the studio and behaved completely relaxed. Namely, he climbed onto the table and drank from the mug of Neil Ushakov himself, the mayor of Riga. European education!
On the 4th place is again an unnamed, but absolutely wonderful cat. He also does not live in Russia, but, nevertheless, the Russian media wrote about him 63.2 thousand times. And all because the poor cat, who lived with his Russian master in Sweden, was left alone in this country after his man was deported from there. For three years the cat lived in a shelter, but the owner really missed him. I missed you so much that I even tried to enter Sweden illegally in order to reunite with my pet.
The “ Bronze medalist ” of the rating is World Cat. He has such a name for good reason: a cat of the Siberian breed (some call Siberians of point color Nevsky masquerade) was presented to Norihisa Satake, governor of the Japanese prefecture of Akita, by Russian President Vladimir Putin himself. Obviously, as a sign of Russian-Japanese friendship and in the name of peace. They say that the World took root in the Land of the Rising Sun and even became a little bit like a Japanese.
In second place is the courageous “wolf” Sergei Ivanovich. No, we didn’t mix anything up: in fact, Sergey Ivanovich, of course, is a cat, but he is a real “wolf”! Nautical. The handsome red-haired man lives on board the Moskva guards missile cruiser and, together with the crew, made a trip to the shores of Syria. The media has mentioned the unique naval cat 138.1 thousand times! Even the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not stand aside, having dedicated Sergey Ivanovich a post on Facebook.
But who is recognized as the most popular cat according to Medialogy? Who was named the Cat of the Year in Russia? Find out right now!
This is the Hermitage cat Achilles. The snow-white cat is deaf from birth, but he has the gift of a seer! More than 300 thousand times, the media talked about how Achilles predicted the results of the matches of the Confederations Cup, held this summer in our country. Of the two bowls with food, next to which were the flags of the teams, the cat chose one, and not just like that: his forecasts came true. For example, he predicted the victory of the Russian team over the team of New Zealand, as well as the victory of Germany in the Cup final.