Russian navy celebrates first cat to travel on a long range voyage of Russian naval vessels to the Syrian coast

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The cat - Russian Military of Defence 

The Russian Navy is proud of its cats. Although Russia and the West have many differences, one thing that unites the two is a feline obsession.

The latest achievement by a four-legged friend has been proudly sent out by the social media accounts of the Russian Ministry of Defense. 

A ginger cat, pictured, was reportedly the first to travel on a long range voyage of Russian naval vessels to the Syrian coast.

This cat has a more perilous job than the moggies the British have in Westminster, who chiefly meet foreign ambassadors and catch mice.

Cats have had a place on board Russian ships for many years, and now appear to serve the purpose of making their military operations look more cute and cuddly.

A  2015 article in Russian media claims that cats on ships serve an important purpose - their purring helps soothe humans on the ships.

They also, of course, kill rats.

 

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