The magnificent male Siberian cat is 11 months old and has just completed five months quarantine at Narita international airport.
'Mir is a very beautiful cat. He is marvelous. He's a real presidential cat', said Mr. Satake's spokesman. Picture: @pref_akita
The cat's name means 'Peace' in Russian. The new owner is Norihisa Satake, governor of Japan's Akita prefecture, a well-known cat lover who already has seven cats in his official mansion.
Earlier, the governor had presented Putin with an Akita Inu puppy named Yume - or Dream - as a thank you for assistance Russia provided after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan.
'We need peace to make dreams come true,' said Satake.
'Mir is a very beautiful cat. He is marvelous. He's a real presidential cat', said his spokesman.
Olympic competitor Chechen-Ool Mongush, 40, was murdered and his remains hidden near the Mongolian border.
Scientist Vladimir Surdin believes 'silver clouds' were the cause of the multi-coloured night sky witnessed by thousands of people.
In one case, classified secrets were leaked to a foreign power, in the other there was an intention to leak.
The Siberian Times keeps writing about the unique seals sanctuary organised by Lora Beloivan from Vladivostok.