11 F*****d Up Facts About Russia
The Moscow Cat Theater is a traveling circus that showcases cats. Creative director Vladimir and his daughter, Maria, train the cats from birth. They have one cat who continually has litters, yielding them an abundant amount of cats to work with. The circus travels around Russia showcasing cats walking on tightropes, walking across the stage balancing on balls, and walking upside down.
Vladimir says his wife hates all the cats running around, but he and his daughter love them. Maria learns under her father who trains the cats and comes up with the tricks. Often times they simply get to know the cat, who does something crazy, and they then train it to continue to do it.
In Russia, the cat theater is a common thing to see, but elsewhere it is very rare. It is a common misconception that cats are untrainable, and this theater just proves them.