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The museum was founded in 1764 under Empress Catherine the Great and features more than three million works of art and world culture artefacts.(Hermitage Museum/Instagram)

Russia’s Hermitage museum calls for state support

Saint Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The museum was founded in 1764 under Empress Catherine the Great and features more than three million works of art and world culture artefacts.
Achilles, the cat, chose Nigeria during an attempt to predict the result of their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Argentina.(AP)
Achilles, the cat, chose Nigeria during an attempt to predict the result of their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Argentina.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Achilles the cat tips Nigeria to beat Argentina

Reuters, Saint Petersburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 08:33 PM IST
Achilles the cat, who is sort of the unofficial fortune teller of FIFA World Cup 2018, tipped Nigeria to beat Argentina in their final group stage encounter on Tuesday.
This deaf, white cat named Achilles is soon to begin his work as Russia's official soothsayer for the FIFA World Cup 2018, following in the tentacle-prints of Paul the Octopus who became a star in 2010.(AFP)
This deaf, white cat named Achilles is soon to begin his work as Russia's official soothsayer for the FIFA World Cup 2018, following in the tentacle-prints of Paul the Octopus who became a star in 2010.(AFP)

Meet Achilles the cat, the deaf but gifted FIFA World Cup 2018 soothsayer

Agence France-Presse, Saint Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 05:18 PM IST
In order to predict the results of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Achilles the cat will move out of his lifelong home of the basements of the Hermitage and will live at the “Cat Republic”.
Gallery assistants hold a Rembrandt painting called ‘Portrait of a Young Man’ at Hermitage Amsterdam, Netherlands.(REUTERS)
Gallery assistants hold a Rembrandt painting called ‘Portrait of a Young Man’ at Hermitage Amsterdam, Netherlands.(REUTERS)

Dutch art dealer discovers first ‘new’ Rembrandt in 44 years

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 01:09 PM IST
The portrait of a well-dressed young man with red hair was presented on Wednesday as the first ‘new’ Rembrandt to surface since 1974.
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