Siberian cats in Russia appeared very long ago — the first mention of large powerful cats of forest color with long hair and severe appearance appeared already in the XVI-XVIII centuries. These amazing cats are also found in Russian folklore. As a breed Siberian cats in Russia began to form in the XX century, and the first breed standard was adopted in 1990. Siberian cats are a real treasure , national treasure and pride of Russia. They can symbolize the country as well as Russian matryoshka or red caviar.