Russian Sailor Cats Melt Hearts of Passengers Cruising Between Moscow and St. Petersburg
A cat aboard a Russian tourist ship made news spread of the fluffy sailor having cruised for years between Russia’s two main cities. It turns out that the now-famous Persian is not the only four-legged crew member.
The cat, named ‘Sailor’, has been “working” together with the Nikolay Chernyshevsky cruiser ship’s captain, Vladimir Kotin, since 2008.
Dressed in a smart uniform, complete with a captain’s hat, he keeps watch on the captain’s bridge every day from midnight to 4 a.m.
The average price of a ticket on the Nikolay Chernyshevsky cruise ship, which sails between the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, is 30,000 rubles ($450).
The hardworking kitty even has an assistant named Boatswain, a Scottish fold. The ship’s captain says he got Boatswain to keep Sailor company. Boatswain, however, is not as industrious as his boss, and is sometimes spotted sleeping on the job.