Alexei Surovtsev is well-known in Ukraine. As an actor, striptease champion, and performer on his country’s version of Dancing With The Stars, he has amassed many fans. But Surovtsev’s greatest role to date is that of hero.
His efforts to save stranded pets from the warzones of his hometown have earned him the nickname “Cat Saviour of Irpin.” However, “Pet Savior” is a more accurate title as Surovtsev also rescues dogs and any other creature in need. One of his Instagram videos shows a pair of chinchillas he helped extract from the city’s wreckage.