I did a double take when I first saw the headline for this item from Russia Today. It's not unheard of for a new leader to put their imprint on banknotes, nor for a leader to have their own pet subject featured on a note. But their own pet? It turns out that the banknote in question isn't official currency, but a souvenir note for attendees of the International Economic Forum in St Petersburg.A new banknote which honours Dmitry Medvedevs cat has been issued to delegates at the International Economic Forum in St Petersburg. The new moggy money has been created to coincide with the International Day of St. Petersburgs Cats.
The Russian Presidents beloved pet, Dorofey, features on one side of the note, with a famous local feline on the other side.
The one million souvenir tishka are, of course, not a recognised currency. Nonetheless, they are expected to bring a smile to the faces of visitors to the forum.
To read the complete article, see: New money celebrates Medvedevs moggy
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