Here, kitty kitty. Word’s out that St. Petersburg’s storied majestic Hermitage Museum sets cats loose nightly to hunt down mice and rats. They’ve got a mice and rat problem. Traditionally, because Lenin loved cats so, there was an annual “cat run” for the purpose, but it seems that it’s more a full time gig.
Some say there are somewhere between 70-100 cats on the premises with a special “cat house” set up for the Very Important police cats in the basement. As far as art jobs go, this is a step up from being chucked into restaurants by Voina or being plucked into the Russian Cat Circus to perform all sorts of un-feline nonsense for the rest of your life.