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Meet Joseph Stalin’s cat doppelgänger, Meowseph Stalin

The resemblance is purrfect.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 9, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:47 am CDT

The latest cat to conquer the Internet is a meowlevalent dictator.

Meowseph Stalin is a cat who bears a hilariously eerie resemblance to Joseph Stalin. According to the Telegraph, he rules his subjects—Oslo, Norway, resident Anne Sofie and her boyfriend—with an iron fist and a purr of power. He also reigns over Instagram, where he has 9,000 loyal followers brainwashed into devotion by the power of his mighty mustache:

When he’s not terrorizing the local bird population, Meowseph terrorizes Sofie, who’s studying Japanese at the University of Oslo. (She’s currently a Stalin student, but later she’ll be a Stalingrad.) Like any proper benevolent dictator, Meowseph is helping Sofie pay off her student loans—with fashion:

Of course, we won’t really be satisfied with our evil feline overlords until Meowseph Stalin is joined by companion cats Meow Tse Tung, Meowsolini, Purr Pot, and Kitten Jong-Il.

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2014, 5:40 pm CST