Dapper Cat Rides the Moscow Metro to Honor the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death!

RUSSIA – A well-accessorized cat rode the subway in Moscow for an unusual Shakespeare celebration which took place inside the Russian capital’s public transportation system.

A British Shorthair cat in a car of a train marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death put into service on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro as part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature and the "Poetry on the Metro" project, Oct. 12, 2016.
A British Shorthair cat in a car of a train marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death put into service on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro as part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature and the “Poetry on the Metro” project, Oct. 12, 2016.

The British Shorthair was invited on board a subway car as just part of the Moscow Metro’s celebration, which was set to honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

A British Shorthair cat in a car of a train marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death put into service on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, Oct. 12, 2016.
A British Shorthair cat in a car of a train marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death put into service on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, Oct. 12, 2016.

 

The cat was dressed in dapper fashion, modeled after the cat painted with the English writer in a very famous portrait.

A British Shorthair cat in a car of a train marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death put into service on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, Oct. 12, 2016.
A British Shorthair cat in a car of a train marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death put into service on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, Oct. 12, 2016.

 

The subway ride the cat took, on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, was all part of the U.K.-Russia Year of Language and Literature program and Moscow’s “Poetry on the Metro” project.

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