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Ukraine: Cat wearing fancy outfit wins patriotism award

Ukraine, Lugansk
December 17, 2016 at 19:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

A cat named Tima was declared to be the most ‘patriotic cat’ of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, in a ceremony in Lugansk, on Saturday.

Viktoria, the owner of the cat, received 5,000 roubles (EUR 77, USD 80) for winning the competition, while the semi-finalists were awarded 1,000 roubles (EUR 15, USD 16) prize money. Contestants were asked to post pictures of their cats in patriotic outfits with a special hashtag on the Russian social network VKontakte.

A public vote was held in order to determine the five leading cats as well as the winner of the competition. At the award ceremony, Viktoria said she decided spontaneously to take part after colleagues encouraged her, since she has “a beautiful cat”.

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A cat named Tima was declared to be the most ‘patriotic cat’ of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, in a ceremony in Lugansk, on Saturday.

Viktoria, the owner of the cat, received 5,000 roubles (EUR 77, USD 80) for winning the competition, while the semi-finalists were awarded 1,000 roubles (EUR 15, USD 16) prize money. Contestants were asked to post pictures of their cats in patriotic outfits with a special hashtag on the Russian social network VKontakte.

A public vote was held in order to determine the five leading cats as well as the winner of the competition. At the award ceremony, Viktoria said she decided spontaneously to take part after colleagues encouraged her, since she has “a beautiful cat”.

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