It is believed that the first Russian Blues were brought from the Archangel Isles to England and Northern Europe in the 1860’s by sailors. The breed was for the first time seen in 187 at the Crystal Palace in England as the Archangel Cat. The Russian blue competed in a class including all other blue cats, until 1912. When it was finally given its own cla
Russian Blue - As its name indicates, this blue-coated cat seems to be of Russian origin; it is said to have arrived in England during the mid-19th century aboard a Russian merchant ship. The most distinctive feature of the Russian Blue is its fur, which seems to be frosted with powdered sugar.