Cat Achilles is foretold Russia’s victory in the first match of the confederations Cup

Hermitage cat Achilles chosen by the Oracle of the confederations Cup, has predicted the victory of the Russian team in the first match of the tournament on Saturday against New Zealand, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Predictions côte Oracle makes in the Hanging garden of the Small Hermitage. Achilles chooses one of the two bowls with food, next to which are the flags of the teams. What bowl fits cat and where you will taste a treat, the team will be considered the winner.

Today Achilles had to make a choice between Russia and New Zealand. The cat approached the bowl with the flag of Russia, but, probably due to the large number of journalists around did not have food, and lay around.

Earlier it was reported that among all the cats living in the Hermitage, was chosen as the most stress-resistant and human-oriented cat Achilles. This eight month old white cat, living in the Winter Palace since birth. Achilles lives with congenital deafness, perhaps that is why he sharpened intuition, curiosity and humanity. Experts have noted that the cat Achilles selected Oracle due to its ability to the selection, analysis, strange, unusual behavior, suggesting that it may something to guess.

The confederations Cup will be held from 17 June to 2 July 2017 in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Sochi and Kazan.

Hermitage cats can trace their history from the beginning of the EIGHTEENTH century, when Peter the great settled in the Winter Palace brought a cat from Holland. Later, the Empress Elizabeth issued a «Decree of expulsion to the court of cats.» Catherine the Great — the founder of the Hermitage gave the cats the guardians of the picture galleries. The tradition of keeping cats in art galleries for protection from rodents was broken only once — during the siege of Leningrad. After the great Patriotic war, the animals went to the tens and the Museum was organized a special service for the care of unusual «staff.» Currently in the Museum basement has about 50 cats and dogs.

Cat Achilles is foretold Russia’s victory in the first match of the confederations Cup© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobackpack confederations 2017