As its name indicates, this blue-coated cat seems to be of Russian origin; it is said to have arrived in England during the mid-19th century aboard a Russian merchant ship. The most distinctive feature of the Russian Blue is its fur, which seems to be frosted with powdered sugar. The mesmerizing, emerald green eyes are large and round and set wide apart. This sugarcoated cat is ideal for those who lead a quiet, subtle, calm lifestyle. The breed detests noise, confusion, change and surprises.