Kurochka Gifts for Cat Lovers

Why do Russians love cats so much? Apparently, nearly 60% of Russians own at least one cat. Every Russian we know is absolutely obsessed with cats. We think it’s because cats and Russians are similarly misunderstood. Unfairly stereotyped as cold and surly, both cats and Russians are actually pretty warm, loving, and affectionate. Also very cute.

Here at Kurochka, we are no exception. Between the two of us, we own 4 cats – all gray as per family tradition – and they are the inspiration behind many of our handmade art gifts. Check out a few below:

If you have any brilliant theories about why Russians are obsessed with cats, let us know.

And don’t miss these photos of Russians posing with their cats (our favorite is the orange cat in the fifth photo).