Pallas' cat to become the mascot of the SCO Student Spring


The festival “Student Spring of SCO countries” will be held in Chita from July 2 to 7. The symbol of the international Student Spring will be a round dance of seven matryoshkas.

The mascot of the student festival will be the Pallas’ cat, known from the popular Internet meme “Pet the Cat”.

pet the cat

The main population of these animals lives in Transbaikalia. Therefore, it’s not surprising at all that a Pallas’ cat would be the mascot.

At the festival everyone can get his own furry cat - the organizers promise to issue a series of souvenirs, depicting a Pallas’ cat.

The International Festival “Student Spring of SCO countries” will be attended by delegations from 13 countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Pakistan, Mongolia, Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka as well as 19 regions of the Siberian and Far Eastern districts of Russia. According to the organizers, 3,850 people will come to Chita, including 500 residents of Transbaikalia.

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Manul cat

Manul cat