What started as an April Fools' Day joke for Serpukhov Museum turned into probably the best hiring decision the staff has ever made. Maray is a big orange cat with a 9 to 5 job. His duties include welcoming people into the museum and meeting each visitor. Click here to find out more about Russia's hardest working feline.
Kotleta (or Cutlet in English) lives in Russia with his incredibly talented human that specializes in photo editing. Cutlet is often the subject of these surreal photos which just makes them even more fun to look at.
Seals, the dogs of the sea, trained by Russian officials to be ruthlessly adorable soldiers of fortune. That said, it's pretty hard to look like ruthless military operative when you're this adorable: