When Russia annexed Crimea, Ukraine claimed it was against international law. Russia then decided to build a bridge connecting Crimea to Russia and to show Russia’s power, Vladimir Putin wanted to be the first one to cross the bridge from one end to the other.

However, construction workers had adapted a stray cat that they named “Mostik,” which is a Russian word that means “bridge.” Workers took pictures of Mostik as the cat became the first one to traverse the bridge a day before Putin did. By doing so, Mostik the cat proved that cats have more power than even dictators like Putin.

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