The most expensive city in the world = the biggest ass
Today there will be a very interesting report, because we will fly from Mali to Angola! When people hear the name of this country, they usually get scared, because for many years there was a civil war in Angola. It began in 1975, immediately after the end of the war of independence, and lasted until 2002. At some point, the USSR took part in the war, so in the Soviet press a lot was written about Angola. Then the Scoop fell apart, the fraternal assistance to the Communists ceased, and our media stopped writing about Angola, but the bad reputation remained. Therefore, in the memory of the Russian people left only the fact that Angola is a hot spot in Africa. Approximately like some kind of Afghanistan.
Today everything has changed dramatically, especially by African standards. In Angola, completely safe and secure. Just a couple of strokes: no one inspects the car at the entrance to the territory of even good hotels. No one searches and does not check documents, as is customary even in Moscow. In Angola, there is no need to hire guards, you can walk quite comfortably wherever you want (except for the slums).Angola, or rather the capital of the country of Luanda, is very similar to whether Panama, or Tel Aviv. Skyscrapers are built, everything shines, wide streets with perfect asphalt. How did that happen?
Just in Angola there is oil! A lot of oil and dough. Therefore, the economy from zero grows by leaps and bounds. There is so much money that at some point Luanda began to appear in the rankings of the most expensive cities for living. For example, in 2017, Luanda became the most expensive city in the world for living for foreigners (according to the Mercer Human Resource). And this is not the first time.
In Luanda is very expensive. Dinner in a restaurant for two zorosh cost $ 300. Rent a two-room apartment in the center - at 7000 dollars. Buying a normal apartment is already under a million dollars. The people buy expensive cars, fashion clothes - everything is like ours at zero. But there is one nuance: the majority of the population lives below the poverty line.
Revenues from the sale of oil fall into the elect. The common people lead a miserable existence and live in slums at the foot of the palaces. Nothing like?
01. Panorama of Luanda. Very similar to Panama. Littered embankment and skyscrapers.
02. As I said, Luanda is a very contrasting city. Incredibly contrasting.On the background of skyscrapers there will definitely be a bare panel.
03. If you look a little to the side, the slums begin.
04. A new road can go along the coast, and a number of people will live in utter shit, where not only the roads - there is no electricity and sewage. The contrast is not in different areas, it is literally at every turn, in a few meters in Luanda there is a pizdec and beauty.
05. Dear villas side by side with the shacks of the poor.
06. The main attraction of the city, the fortress of San Miguel, where the Historical Museum is now located. Here you can see, for example, the Soviet equipment, which we supplied to Angola during the civil war.
07. Next to the howitzers will be a rotten cart.
For you to understand, this fort is one of the main attractions of the city. Something like our Kremlin. And here at the entrance to this fort there is a barrier, and there is a booth for a guard. And this booth quickly turned into a toilet. All shit in the truest sense of the word. Generals, important officials walk by, but don't care. Well, think - they do not care, we are in Angola!
09. You look at the city, and here you have a yacht club! Just like in Monaco.
10. But at 100 meters - slums.
eleven.Photos of local generals hang in the museum. Funny epaulets.
12. Not everyone had the best shots. After I looked at the pictures of local generals, I will never be shy of my photos in my passport.
13. Different techniques are exhibited here.
14. Civil War Monument
15. Just feel the contrast. On the one hand - a gorgeous lawn like in England, good improvement.
16. On the other - the slums.
17. This is the shore of the bay ... Slum garbage is dumped into the ocean, so the shore looks like this:
18. Do not think that I have found some special place; in general, no one here soars over where and how to throw out the garbage.
19. Dudes lay nets and try to catch fish in this trash. All waste is poured into water.
20. It's all around the fort, where portraits of generals-liberators hang.
21. What a cute fishing village!
22. The people build houses for themselves from improvised means.
24. The other side. All garbage is thrown into the water.
25. Those who did not get money from the sale of oil
26. The people live in boxes. A place to sleep is made of rubbish.
27. The house is literally out of the fridges! Here things are dried, here they wash and go to the toilet.
28. Here lives a young family.
29. All things in the fridges. In fact, just a bed behind a curtain.
thirty.On the one hand, there is a port, where for the local elite new collections of Gucci and Cartier are delivered, on the other, slums for mere mortals.
31. Roofs must be pressed down with bricks so that the wind does not blow.
32. Slum life
33. Plain Angola looks something like this:
34. When slums are on the coast of the ocean or the bay, the garbage is thrown into the water. When they are on a hill, they throw the garbage right on the slope.
35. Because of this, it seems that people live on the landfill.
36. People are brewed in their own shit. No one is soared about ecology, unsanitary conditions, and even more so does not think to clean up the garbage. It's all garbage!
38. The most popular car - "Toyota Land Cruiser." For those lucky, build new large parking lots.
39. Central Bank Building
40. Luanda Business Center
41. Almost Europe
42. Modern architecture
43. Well, isn't it a miracle?
45. But in the background - the remains of old buildings.
46. In Angola, too, they are renovating old buildings, just like here! The colonial style is not an obstacle for the bank, which decided to insert plastic windows into its office. At the same time, the middle part of the building remains abandoned.
47. The center of Luanda compares favorably with other African cities in that there are sidewalks here, and you can even walk along them.
48. Old signboard.In Angola, they speak the local version of Portuguese (Portuguese Angolana). And this is not only the official language, it is also native to the majority of the population, and the proportion of its speakers is constantly growing. For a long time, Angolans, unlike Brazilians, adhered to the European version of the Portuguese language. But because of the Brazilian soap operas, somewhere in the 80s, Brazilian words began to penetrate into the speech of the locals.
49. Architecture of the 60s
50. Historical colonial buildings here rather a burden.
51. Despite their relative security, shops in Luanda are often bolted to the bars.
52. Dirty socket, plastic balconies, air conditioning and satellite dishes - everything is like ours!
53. To arrange a dump in front of a beautiful colonial house? Easy! At the same time on the sidewalks no one parks.
54. In general, there is a lot of garbage in Luanda. This is the very center. The streets are very poorly cleaned, and sometimes it seems that they don’t clean at all.
55. Tanks stand in random places, garbage is taken out in time. Here Luanda is like Makhachkala.
56. It seemed ... It turns out that this is a Chinese car brand.
57. As I said, for the Angolans it is perfectly normal to litter where they live and work.On the left is visible Portuguese branded paving.
58. By the way, the colonial house turned out to be some kind of cultural institution.
59. Those houses that do not perform any function just fall apart.
60. As soon as you start thinking that you are in a modern city ...
61. ... Luanda shows you his reverse side.
62. There are a lot of such air-conditioned boxes in the city.
63. Some such buildings are captured by squatters. People install their own generators, water tanks - and live independently of city communications. But few abandoned houses remained: the land is too expensive.
64. Suddenly! Local boys play hockey homemade sticks and baseball.
65. Typical Luanda. On the patch in front of the skyscrapers, someone will live in a box, earning money from washing the cars of the rich.
66. Once upon a time, Fidel Castro was an example for local communists. But his portrait is not just like that. The fact is that in 1975, Cuba launched Operation Carlota (also known as the Cuban intervention) in Angola to support the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in its struggle with vile imperialists from UNITA sponsored by the American military.Cuban troops fought in Angola for 16 years and at least once saved the MPLA from defeat. By the way, the capitalists in Angola was represented by South African soldiers. In 1988, the New York Agreement was signed, under which the troops of Cuba and South Africa were to leave the country. Only in 1991, the Cuban contingent finally went home, but the war continued for another 11 years.
67. Skyscrapers continue to be built.
68. Angola’s GDP is now at about the level of Ukraine’s GDP. The main trade partner of the country is China, with Angola exporting goods for a greater amount than it imports. True, they buy from her mainly oil and diamonds. Angola's economy is developing, including through Chinese, Brazilian and European loans.
69. View of the city center and the gulf of Luanda
70. Luanda Province Administration Building
71. In recent years, many areas of the Angolan capital are being cleaned up from slums. Just do the bulldozers come and begin to demolish everything, people are not particularly asked. A few years ago, the poor were paid compensation: $ 150 per square meter in favel. How about this now, I do not know.
72. Then, on-site slums build elite residential complexes, shopping centers and business centers. In general, just like in Russia with wooden buildings, only favela does not represent any architectural value, unlike our building.
73.From 2.5 to 3 million people live in Luanda.
75. In the lower right corner there is the Angolan MFA building.
76. Right under the fortress of San Miguel built a huge shopping center, closed the view of the rock.
78. Please note: right on the roof of an apartment building, several more makeshift hut were built on, and on the free platform the guys play football.
79. Unlike Bamako, there is light in Luanda!
80. And expensive hotels. But 2/3 of the country's population still lives in terrible poverty.
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The first Su-30K in Angola
The photos of one of the first Su-30K fighters delivered to Angola, accompanied by representatives of OJSC 558th Aviation Repair Plant (Baranovichi,
Why are Angolan politicians and historians completely forgetting about the international assistance of the USSR and Cuba during the civil war of the 70s of the twentieth century.