Monkey, you're the best!!! Thanks for all the time you spend to keep Marat's forum fresh and updated. It's good to see Marat having fun, just wish he would get out of politics.
Unfortunately, I have a feeling he's in it for the long haul, but I hope I'm wrong. The birthday party in Sochi was for another United Russia Duma deputy, Sergei Krivonosov.
I see only empty shadows..... then he picks up a duckling in the street - takes it home...and sends Dinara pics of his bemused cat(s))looking at the poor thing(which naturally she tweets..) seems he now has two cats...I just hope by now he realises he needs to take the baby bird back to Patriarchy Ponds and hope it's mama can find it......or better still give the bird to a proper carer....although I dunno if there are wildlife rangers in Moscow,,,hope so.
Yes, I think Dinara got a second cat for him at a cat exhibition a couple of years ago.
As for the duckling (a mallard, by the looks of things) Marat will be buying "duck diapers" for the next 20 years.
Ducks aren't house-trainable. This is assuming he doesn't wake up one morning to find his cat with a mouth full of feathers and an innocent expression.
Dinara said on Instagram
that Marat found the duckling "in Tee Street" which I assume is Tverskaya. Must have waddled quite far from its mother on Patriarch Ponds.
He should really return it.