trip to a cats show in Kiev, Ukraine
My dad and I went to Kiev by means of an
invitation of the Rolandus catclub on December 4 & 5 - 2004.
Our trip through Kiev let us see what an interesting, historical
city Kiev is, full of old monumental buildings. It was really
worth the while for me to visit Kiev.
Mikhailovskiy Gold - Domed and the Monastery and
The National Reserve - ST. SOFIA'S CATHEDRAL attracted me and
made such an impression on me because of the quite nice sight
of the golden towers and roofs.
Our first experience of Kiev was in December 2004. All started
completely well after our arrival in Kiev. At first we were a
bit concerned because the customs at the Kiev airport made
us feel that way, a bit frightened. We were a bit anxious but
after a while our concerns and our fears went away. That was because
the customs let us go to our hotel.
When we were there begin December there was a large Orange
Demonstration in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, to protest
against alleged fraud in the presidential election. Pro-western
opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko called the protest rally after
early results showed a malignant lead for his opponent, pro-Russian
Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich. Mr. Yushchenko had leg widely
tipped to wins the run-off and has called on the Kiev government
to acknowledge his victory. I have never seen so many people gathering
to protest and support the Orange demonstration.
And all this at the most important square of Kiev in the middle
of the centre: The Independence square ("Maidan Nezalezhnosti").All
the demonstrators were dressed in Orange. Great view!
The cats show was fantastic.
On the Rolandus cat club we have met our friends whom we just
had contact with through the internet. That was a very nice experience,
to meet the persons personally. I have to confess that it has
been a long time that we have enjoyed ourselves at a show like
we did last shows in Kiev. Nice, sociable and therefore a pleasant
show the environment is open and wanting to be helpful to one
another. Jealousy was not in the neighborhood. My father and I
met a lot of people with whom we just had contact with through
the internet. That was a very nice experience, to meet the persons
personally. Respect was highly present. Something which I have
Our second trip to Kiev was in April 2 & 3 -2005. for us
the second trip was really successful for our cat. Like the first
trip we went to visit some historical buildings. I think that
Kiev is such a big city that it would take more than two visits
for me to be able to see all of the beauty of this fine city.
With this opportunity I would like to thank my friends who made
it possible for me to get to know and meet people. Also special
thanks to the Rolandus cat club for what they have done for my
father and me.... ! Thanks for everything!
And last but not the least my greatest Thanks to my parents. Without
them this all would not be possible. This is an expensive hobby
but still my parents stand by me!!
I will show you all some pictures from those two cat shows and
the quite nice sight of the golden towers and roofs The National
Reserve - ST. SOFIAS CATHEDRAL and Milkhailovskiy Gold-Domed
Monastery also The Independence Square.
Rolandus Cat club Kiev Ukraine December 4 & 5 - 2004.
AB Judge Svetlana Brodskaya 2e place
Thanks to AB Judge Svetlana Brodskaya!
"Whiskers" is finally allowed to the GRC after her
performance in her first final.
"Twisted Whiskers" is judged and chosen by an Ukranian
AB judge named Svetlana Brodskaya. I'm proud that Svetlana has
appointed "Twisted Whiskers" second
best Cat end second best Longhair & Champion. Also "Twisted
Whiskers" has done 7 finals totally with very good results.
GRC Fluffygrape's Twisted Whiskers ended 3th Best cat of the
Show Results of Twisted Whiskers:
Arie Groenewegen 4th best Cat and 2nd Best LH CH and CH.
Elena Gnatkovich 9th Best cat
Galina Dubrovskaya 7th Best Cat
George Cherrie 2nd Best Cat and 2nd Best LH CH and CH.
Irina Kharchenko 9th Best Cat
Joan Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Peter Vanwonterghem 4th Best Cat and 2th Best LH CH and CH.
Svetlana Brodskaya 2nd Best Cat and 2nd Best LH CH and CH.
Blue Jewel ended 4th Best Kitten in the finals
of AB judge Elena Gnatkovich .
We came out of the finals of AB judge Galina Dubrovskaya Blue
Jewel was there 3th best Kitten It was the first show of Fluffygrape's
Blue Jewel of China a blue mc tbby female on picture ±6
months. She ended 8Th Best kitten of the Rolandus CatClub.
Show Results of Blue Jewel of China:
Arie Groenewegen ...............................
Elena Gnatkovich 4th Best Kitten
Galina Dubrovskaya 3th Best Kitten
George Cherrie .................................
Irina Kharchenko ................................
Joan Miller 8th Best Kitten
Peter Vanwonterghem 4th best Kitten
Svetlana Brodskaya .................................
Blue Jewel ended 8Th Best kitten of the Rolandus CatClub.
Rolandus Cat club Kiev Ukraine April 2 & 3 -2005.
AB Judge L. Watson
AB judge Irina Tokmakova
This show was for us a big surprise both of my tabbies come regular
in the finals Twisted did very well at the show she ended BEST
CAT OF THE SHOW of the Rolandus Cat club that's really a treat
Results of GRC Twisted Whiskers
Brian Moser 2nd Best Cat
Brean Pearson 2nd Best Cat
Inna Shustrova 2nd Best Cat
Irina Tokmakova Best Cat
Olga Korotonogkina 5th Best Cat
Olga Arsenkina 5th Best Cat
Nancy Dodds 3th Best Cat
Liz Watson Best Cat
AB Judge Brian Pearson
AB Judge Nacy Dodds
Our biggest surprise was Ch Fluffygrape's Little Miss Coupe,
she came regular in the finals which had never happened before
All the excitement around the successes of my silver tabby Persians
was really a big Surprise for me. One I will never forget. Miss
Coupe ended 10 BEST CAT OF THE SHOW and almost became Grand
Champion. She was only missing 9 points for her Grand Title. It
was very poignant for me, Little Miss Coupe be come Grand Champion
at the show in Austria finally. We were really relieved and excited
with these achievements.
Show Results of CH. Fluffygrape's Little Miss
Coupe (blue silvr.Patched mc tby)
Brian Mozer ------------------
Brean Pearson 8th Best Cat & 3rd Best CH. - 3rd. Best LH CH
Inna Shustrova ------------------
Irina Tokmakova 7th Best Cat & 3rd Best CH. - 3rd. Best LH
Olga Korotonogkina -----------------
Olga Arsenkina -----------------
Nancy Dodds 9th Best cat & 2nd Best LH CH
Liz Watson 10 best Cat
Little Miss Coupe has become Grand Champion at the show in
Cat'R" Us 16 & 17 April
2005 Wr. Neustadt Austria
AB Judge Nancy Dodds
Miss Coupe Best CH. - Best LH CH
My biggest dream was to granded one of my silver tabbies Persians
purely for recognition... and as you know that is very difficult,
certainly in Europe as the cat has some disadvantages such as
dilute silver tabby color and mackerel pattern.
Finally after 3½ years, my cat CH. Fluffygrape's Little
Miss Coupe a blue silver Patched mc tby gained Sunday in Austria
at the club CATS 'R' US on April 16/17, her last GRC points at
Wain Harding ring and gained its title GRC my biggest dream come
is my first GRC silver Patched mc tby!!! Little Miss Coupe is
3rd silver tabby which is granded and bred in Europe, GRC Bologhshof
Tin solder was the first, and second was GRC Fluffygrape's Touch
or Joy of Exotic Style and in third place GRC FLuffygrape's Little
Miss Coupe.You cannot imaging how happy I am at the moment.
At this occasion I wish to thank the judges Nancy Dodds, Wain
Harding and Brain Moser, who have nevertheless chosen in their
championship final for silver tabby.
Results of GRC Fluffygrape's Little Miss Coupe
Nancy Dodds Best CH. - Best LH CH
Wain Harding 3rd. Best LH CH
Darrell Newkirk ------------------------------------
Norma Placchi -----------------------------------
Bob Zanda ----------------------------------
Brian Moser 2nd Best LH CH
Sightseeing through some places of Kiev.
After the show; our trip through Kiev let us see what an interesting,
historical city Kiev is, full of old monumental buildings like
the Mikhailovskiy Gold - Domed and the Monastery and The National
Reserve - ST. SOFIA'S CATHEDRAL and the famous Square, I will
show you some pictures of them.
THE INDEPENDENCE SQUARE
The Independence square is the central square of Kiev-city.On
this square was the famous large Orange Demonstration
that was begin December 2004. My dad and I was last year December
2004 and have experience this incredible Orange Demonstration
We where very imprested about that.
THE NATIONAL RESERVE - ST. SOFIAS CATHEDRAL
According to legend, St. Sofias Cathedral was built on
the spot where Yaroslav the Wise won a decisive victory over the
For Yaroslav the Wise, the building of St. Sofias Cathedral
was an act of assertion of the state power of Kyivan Rus. As a
sign of the states status as the successor to the citadel
of the Orthodox Church - Byzantium - the cathedral of Kyivs
metropolitans was named after St. Sofia - the major holy place
of Constantinople. According to the religious interpretation,
the Greek word «Sofia» (wisdom) represented the embodiment
of the Lords Wisdom - Jesus Christ. In the historical literature
we find two dates for the beginning of its construction - 1017
or 1037. The correct date is a subject of argument to this day.
In the 17th century, a monastery was established in the Cathedrals
precincts. It existed till 1786, after which it became the residence
of Kyivs metropolitans. In 1934 the site was turned into
a state architectural and historic reserve - now known as the
National Reserve - St. Sofias Cathedral. In 1990 it was
inserted on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Now it is used as
a museum. MONASTERY
The MIKHAILOVSKIY GOLD-DOMED MONASTERY
Back in the 11th century the Dmitriyevskiy Monastery stood here.
It was founded by the Prince Isyaslav Yaroslavich of Kyiv (Christian
name - Dmitri). In July 1108 his son Sviatopolk (Christian name
- Mikhail) started to build the stone Mikhailovska church inside
the monastery built by his father. The dome was plated with gold,
and the new cathedral and later the whole monastery became known
as the Mikhailovskiy Gold-Domed.
There is information that it was in the yard of the Mikhailovskiy
Monastery that Grigory Rasputin first met the relatives of the
tsar, who opened his way to the state palaces. Along the northern
border of the monastery extends the block of Barbara cells. Other
cells on the side of Triokhsviatitelska Street are adjoining the
the entrance to the GOLD-DOMED MONASTERY
Outside it was beautiful but inside was really a dream it was
fantastic and it made such an impression on me because of the
quite nice sight of the golden towers and roofs, the lovely colors
and hand painting on the walls floors etc etc.
This picture was made behind the GOLD-DOMED MONASTERY
To the side of this building there was a lovely Pergola in the
same style as the GOLD-DOMED MONASTERY.
My advise is to go to the Ukraine and you will experience a wonderful,
instructive time you will never forget.
The Ukraine, a land of hospitality and respect for one another