On the eve of 2018 the FIFA World Cup, My Love is Football & the Cat! Event is taking place in St. Petersburg.
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.