FIFe:s standard för Russian Blue

Head: Short wedge. Long and flat skull. In profile forehead and nose form a convex angle at the same level as the eye brows. Straight forehead. Straight nose. Prominent whisker pads. Strong chin.

Ears: Large and rather pointed, wide at the base. The skin of the ears is fine and transparent, the inside hardly covered with hair. They are set vertically to the head.

Eyes: Large and almond in shape; set wide apart. Vivid green.

Neck: Long and straight.

Body: Long body, medium bone structure, but graceful in outline and carriage.

Legs: Fine and high. Paws small and oval.

Tail: Fairly long and tapering to a point.

Coat: Short and dense and very fine; standing up like plush; soft and silky. Double coat. The texture and apparance of the coat is very different from those of any other breed. Blue-grey coat, even and clear, with a distinct silver sheen. Medium blue-grey with a silver sheen preferred.

Nose leather: Blue-grey.

Paw pads: Dark lavender.

Faults:
Head: Square head
Round head
Eyes: Round eyes
Yellowish tone in the eye colour
Body: Cobby or thick set
General: Oriental type
Tail:Too broad at the base
Coat: Flat lying coat
Tabby markings, bars or shading ("ghostmarkings")
All other colours than blue.

Scale of points:
Head 25
Eyes 10
Body 30
Coat colour 10
Coat quality 20
Condition 5
Total: 100