The black Russian was created in 1971, derived from the Russian Blue, and they were accepted as true Russian cats in Australia. These hybrid colors are admitted in some records and others only to a limited extent.
The standard of the breed is exactly the same as the of a Russian Blue, with the exception of the color.
All the Russians raised in Australia have big ears in an upright position, straight profile, green almond-shaped eyes, You pillows in the Chin and a double layer of plush. The layer color is bright and colour is an intense Black.