Rus­sian Mu­seum Ac­ci­den­tally Em­ploys a Cat

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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.

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