Current Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev owns a cat named "Dorofei". Dorofei, born in 2004, is a rare breed of the Siberian cat called the Neva Masquerade.
It was reported that Dorofei once got into a fight with a cat belonging to Mikhail Gorbachev (then Medvedev's neighbour).
Dorofei lost the fight, and was put onto antibiotics for a month to help heal the injuries it sustained in the fight, and was also fixed to prevent a repeat incident.
Things may be tough in Russia, but I think that is a little extreme for losing one fight!! I guess the Russian Olympic athletes will be now extra motivated to do well in the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics.