Russian Museum Accidentally Employs a Cat
Cat Maray has been a regular vi sit or t o t he R u s s i a n museum since 2014, a nd t he s t a f f named him after the previous ow ne r o f t he building, Anna Maraeva, who was known for her love of cats.
The (human) staff decided to write out a fake job application on Maray’s behalf, which read:
As I am a direct relative of Maraeva, I ask you to give me a job in your museum. Maray The Cat.
They sent it to local news stations as a joke, and got a surprise when reporters responded earnestly, asking for details about the employed cat.
They then decided to employ Maray for real, and according to one employee, he works a regular nine to five, with an hour for lunch and a tent to sleep in. His salary is paid in caviar and fish rather than roubles.