The Russian Blue is a naturally-occurring blue cat believed to have originated around the Russian port of Arkhangelsk on the White Sea of northwestern Russia. Cat lovers have long been fascinated by its sparkling blue coat, emerald green eyes, and winsome smile, and captivated by its intelligence and affectionate nature.
This site explores the Russian Blue's history, development, and unique appearance, as well as dispelling a few myths that surround it. It is a breed that has both changed very little AND developed into a few unique branches around the world. However for the purposes of this site, we will focus on the breed's appearance as developed by North American breeders. We will also explore WHY they are a blue-only breed (with one notable exception), why they possess such a unique coat, and how they are a rare and beautiful breed.