On May 26, the Oracle of the upcoming football World Cup the cat Achilles together with 32 characters, which represent own participating country, drove with a retro-cars parade along Nevskiy Avenue. After, all of them were presented to the public in Tavrichesky Garden (Tavrichesky sad). Thus, the figures of the cats become not only a city landmark, but also one of the symbols of the main sport event of the year.
The next opportunity to see cats on a walk will be provided on Cat Day June 9 at Konnogvardeyskiy Boulevard.
As event organizers says, an artistic marathon My Love Is Football & the Cat! aimed to encourage everyone to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup preparations. Another part of the marathon is creating a positive image of the city by popularizing animal care among football fans as well as St. Petersburg's residents and tourists.