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Stern monks with swords and a diamond-shaped shield. What can the coat of arms of Monaco tell us?

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Stern monks with swords and a diamond-shaped shield. What can the coat of arms of Monaco tell us?
Princely coat of arms of Monaco


Is there anywhere in Europe such a happy place where people would live up to 90 years or more, enjoying the sea and the sun, and not in some mountainous Cretan village, but at the same time enjoying all the benefits of civilization? It turns out that there is such a place and it is called the Principality of Monaco!

“Leaving the Cote d'Azur after a sweet win and then feeling like a proud winner and a man with an iron will for the rest of his life is not so often met. Ask about this all your friends who have ever visited Nice, Menton, Cannes, the Principality of Monaco and Roquebrune. Everyone will tell you from three boxes of cases of colossal, mind-blowing, enchanting wins. And the result?

- Alas. Complete collapse. I had to borrow from good friends for the return journey. Telegraphic transfers from Russia were no longer trusted. All the same: we get it - and again we will ride to Monte Carlo, into this sucking swamp. "

(A.I. Kuprin "System")

Coats of arms and heraldry. What can the coat of arms of a state tell us, say, such as ... Monaco?

What kind history will he tell us about his past, and maybe about the present? If (apart from history) you want to look into the present day.

Emblem. First, let's see how it is described (blazoned) according to heraldic rules.

“The shield of the coat of arms is divided in a diamond shape into silver and a scarlet by 15 diamonds. It is framed by the chain of the Order of St. Charles in green oak leaves.

The shield holders - and this is perhaps the most interesting thing about this coat of arms - are monks in brown robes, and with drawn swords in their hands.

Scarlet mantle, with gold ribbon trim and ermine lining.

The coat of arms is crowned with a princely crown.

The motto at the bottom of the tape is: "Deo Juvante", which in Latin means "With God's help."

Even the ancient Phoenicians, and then the Greeks, sailed here and built their temples on a rock protruding into the sea, which they called Monek (the local form of the name Hercules).

In the Middle Ages, this place, convenient in all respects, in 1162 passed into the hands of the Ghibellines - an Italian party that opposed another party - the Guelphs. Moreover, the Ghibellines stood for the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, but the Guelphs stood for the papal throne.

The Guelphs liked the place, and they erected there an almost impregnable fortress with high walls along the entire perimeter of steep cliffs and four towers, between which there was a gate.

Such a fortress would be a good reward for everyone who could take it, but for a long time there were no daredevils for this desperate business.

He was called "Malisia" (Sly)


Francois the Spiteful of the Grimaldi family decided on him.

The rich and powerful family of Grimaldi from time immemorial supported the Guelphs, but after the victory of the Ghibellines, they were forced to seek a new refuge for themselves.

And so one of the representatives of this family, named François the Spiteful, decided to take revenge on the Ghibellines and seize the impregnable fortress they had built near Genoa.

On a cold winter night on January 8, 1297, he and his squire dressed in the brown robes of itinerant Franciscan monks, and knocking at its gate, timidly asked for a bed.

Not suspecting anything bad, the guards let the monks in. But before they had time to close the gate, François the Spiteful drew the sword hidden under his cassock and began to chop down their guards.

The second "monk" got down to business, and then his soldiers came to their aid. And the usual medieval massacre began.

The local residents were taken by surprise by the night events. And in less than a few hours, the fortress on the rock was completely in the hands of the Grimaldi, who in 1997 celebrated exactly 700 years of their reign in Monaco.


Malizia. Monument to Francesco Grimaldi in front of the princely palace


Postage stamp commemorating the event of January 8, 1297

On an area of ​​just over two square kilometers


Today, Monaco is the smallest state in the world (area 2,02 km) after the Vatican and the island of Malta. But probably almost everyone has heard about it, since it is there that the famous car races of the Monaco Grand Prix take place and the world famous Monte Carlo casino is located.

However, there are so many interesting things in the life of this tiny state that, in addition to the history of the coat of arms, it is worth telling about it in more detail.


Once upon a time, Monaco looked like this. Print from the National Library of France

The territory of the state of Monaco is a strip of land that stretches along the sea from west to east for three kilometers and 700 meters from north to south. And this is by no means fertile land. Solid steep embankments are man-made in nature - stones and soil are poured near the coast, pushing it into the sea. Over the past 150 years, the area of ​​the state has been increased by 22 hectares.


Map of the state and individual regions of Monaco

State up, state down


As soon as you get to Monaco, from the very first steps you are amazed by the multi-storey buildings, which are directly adhered to the high cliffs and seem to climb them to ever greater heights. One is involuntarily amazed at the persistence and talent of the people living here, who managed to turn an unsightly piece of land, if not into an earthly paradise, then, in any case, into some kind of its likeness.


Typical principality street if you have your back to the sea.


Such cacti grow right on the streets there. And how many of them are in the Exotic Garden.

The streets here are surprisingly wide enough, but winding, as they run along the sea and ascend in a serpentine way over the rocks higher and higher. They are connected not only by stairs, although they are also here, but by elevators and escalators, so you can go up and down to the sea in just a few minutes.


This is an underground passage leading to the Oceanarium building.

Here, even the railway station and the railway leading to it are hidden inside the cliff, which saved the principality at once four acres of valuable usable area.

And although with such tightness, it seems that neither a tree nor a bush should grow here, in Monaco, in spite of everything, there is a lot of greenery. There is a terraced park named after St. Martin. A wonderful Exotic Garden, where only one cactus grows about seven thousand different species. Some of them are simply huge, reaching six meters in height, and weighing under one hundred kilograms.

Just behind the Monte Carlo casino are the Japanese Park, then the Fontvieille landscape park and its most delightful corner - the Princess Grace Rosary, arranged by order of Prince Rainier III in 1984 in memory of her wife Grace Kelly, who tragically died in a car accident.


The famous yellow submarine of Jacques Yves Cousteau.


Entrance to the Oceanarium.


And the Oceanarium itself, erected on the very edge of a steep cliff.

They live here among greenery and banks for a long time


Interestingly, the area of ​​the rose garden has increased from 3300 to 5000 square meters in recent years.

And in general, in Monaco, a fifth of the territory of the principality is allocated to green spaces, and this is at the insane cost of each piece of land. Monaco also has its own zoo and even its own Larvotto beach.

Women go topless here, but they don’t forget to wear jewelry. It is a gorgeous sandy beach surrounded by bars and restaurants. In a word, although the citizens of Monaco live on a rock, they do not experience any inconvenience, as evidenced by their average life expectancy. In 2016, it was 89,5 years.


Monument to Prince Albert I in the palace park. He was a traveler.


Next to the Oceanarium is the St. Nicholas Cathedral, built in 1875.


And a little further - the Palace of Justice, but it is not too impressive.

In the principality, making any purchases is not a problem at all, since there are 1200 retail stores and 400 more wholesale stores.

But there are also industrial enterprises there. Yes, don't be surprised, there are more than 100 of them and the most modern ones.

But the main thing that Monaco can boast of is the branches of 800 largest companies that have gathered here from all over the world. And also here are the offices of 59 of the world's largest banks and 40 companies that make money by managing securities, and their total income exceeds 75,5 billion euros.


Palace of the Princes Grimaldi on the Place Le Revvoir.


Entrance to the palace of the princes of Grimaldi.


Mortar near the palace of the princes of Grimaldi.

In what ways were you lucky, and in some ways not?


Local residents with the status of citizens of Monaco (Monegasques) are fortunate in that they are completely tax-exempt.

Yes, the principality itself is a tax-free offshore zone that is attractive for business in all respects. Moreover, although there are great difficulties with the terrain, public buses still run around the city, there are 143 stops, so even without having your own car, it is not difficult to move along it.

By the way, 15 red rhombuses on the coat of arms of Monaco are 15 clans that originally lived here, and today are the most honorable families.


The port of Fontvieille is located right under the cliff on which the princely palace stands.


And this is the port of Hercule.

On the other hand, if you are a wealthy foreigner and wish to open your own business here, then you will need to post a deposit of 15 thousand euros, or even higher. Moreover, the Monegasque authorities will carefully look at the identity of the applicant himself and how this business will be useful for the principality.

Well, getting Monaco citizenship for a foreigner, in general, is extremely difficult, since it is very profitable. Just look: the population of Monaco is 38 people, and there are only 000 citizens in it. And besides, having received the citizenship of Monaco, you will have to give up any other one.


These are the liners that enter the port of Monaco.


District of La Condamine. There are not only residential buildings, but also industrial enterprises. And the garbage cans are connected to pneumatic pipes, through which all the garbage is immediately sent for processing to the garbage plant.

However, there are examples of discrimination against citizens of Monaco in the principality.

Only foreigners can play in the casino (they are allowed there only upon presentation of a passport!), But Monegasques, up to representatives of the princely family, are prohibited from entering according to local law. At least it's so formal. You can work as a local in a casino. You can't play.


The entrance to the Monte Carlo Casino is always crowded. But all these people are foreigners.


Interestingly, although there are windows in the building, they are always closed in the gambling halls. There is neither day nor night, one game always reigns there.


At the casino there is Le Cabaret, which is also one of the first of its kind in the world, as well as the famous Opera House or "Hall Garnier", which is considered one of the most beautiful among all the halls of the casino.

And there are many gambling halls: the Renaissance Salon, the European Salon, the White Hall, the American Games Hall, the Salon of Graces and many others, which frame the closed halls for the privileged public located in its very depths - the two Tuzet Halls and the huge François-Medsen salon. And since the Grand Casino is attached to the opera house (or the theater is attached to the casino), players can always visit it. Convenient, isn't it? Played - listened to the opera, listened to the opera - went to play.


The atrium of the Monte Carlo casino. They obviously did not spare money for interior decoration.

However, today there are several simpler casinos in Monaco. These are "Cafe de Paris", "San Casino", "Summer Casino" and "Casino by the Bay". The latter is the most modern and most democratic. You can place bets here starting from just one euro cent, and the entrance is completely free.

Typical Big Brother Country


What I personally like very much about Monaco is that there are absolutely no beggars and Negro street vendors who strive to pester tourists, as, say, they do in Paris near the Eiffel Tower. There are no homeless people studying trash cans, and there is no crime either. In the principality, even at one o'clock in the morning, you can safely walk along all the stairs, escalators and at the same time not meet a single antisocial person. In addition, there are many police officers - one for every 100 residents.


During the day, everyone is allowed into the atrium, even children and tourists in shorts. A strict dress code is required in the gaming halls. And the more expensive the hall, the stricter it is. You must show your passport and buy chips for at least 10 euros.

Why is that? Because there are video cameras around here.

Once, historian and cinematographer Pierre Abramovich was riding in an elevator with his cameraman and asked him to remove a video camera in the elevator car - and immediately a voice came from a hidden speaker that told them:

"We not only see you, but also hear you!"


The corridors are no worse than ours in the Hermitage! Only already.

Well, and discussing the affairs of the princely house of Grimaldi over the phone is absolutely out of the ordinary. A foreigner after this citizenship of Monaco cannot see his ears.


So they sit there and play for millions. A still from the movie "Casino Royale".

But it was here, and even in 1911, the famous car races Rally Monte Carlo began to be held, and since 1929 - the Grand Prix of Monaco, and the intricate track runs right through the streets of the principality.


Opposite the casino is this park. And in the distance is the highest skyscraper in Monaco. Moreover, its last five floors are one apartment. 150000 euros per day - that's the price. And after all, someone lives there. However, the latter is not surprising, because the price of real estate in Monaco starts at around thirty thousand euros per square meter.

Should a prince have a princely life?


Monaco is ruled today by Prince Albert II.

And he lives, of course, "purely princely." In the Old Town he has a palace of 225 rooms. True, its southern wing houses the Museum of Historical Collections from the Palace Archives.

And the princes of Grimaldi own a land plot in the Ardennes, which is exactly six times larger than their Mediterranean principality. The favorite country residence of the prince and his family is located on the Mont-Azhel mountain. And although this is next to Monaco, this is already the territory of France.


This skyscraper from the bus window.

Albert's father, Prince Rainier III, loved to work on the land and worked here tirelessly.

“I have planted here,” he wrote, “about 400 trees. Paved paths everywhere. I drove the bulldozer myself. You know, it's so nice to do something with your own hands.

I have a workshop here where I can do welding and generally tinker with iron. This distracts me from reading official papers.

This is why I no longer read as much as I used to. After three or four hours of working with documents, I really want to be distracted and do physical labor! "



Toilets become a problem for tourists in any large city, so where will you look for them? In Monaco, they are literally at every step!

The son, by the way, inherited his father's hard work.

He is also an athlete - a five-time participant in the Winter Olympic Games as part of a bobsled team, was at the North Pole and enjoys great prestige among environmentalists.

PS


Interestingly, Monaco even has an army of 82 people and a military band of 85 musicians.

For comparison: the Vatican army consists of 110 people, and the Liechtenstein police of 120.
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  1. Korsar4
    Korsar4 12 January 2021 05: 44
    +8
    Thank you. Yes, among the first associations are cacti: both cereus and echichnocactus.
    In common parlance, Echinocactus Gruzoni began to be called "mother-in-law ottoman". It stuck.

    And the fact that the founders of almost any princely family are aggressive is not surprising.

    Maybe Monaco was worth it. However, this will pass.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 12 January 2021 08: 10
      +9
      Quote: Korsar4


      And the fact that the founders of almost any princely family are aggressive is not surprising.

      Maybe Monaco was worth it. However, this will pass.

      Good morning hi ! Reasonably aggressive, the descendants have been in power for 700 years, but one of the most ancient ruling dynasties is in power. More off the beaten track The Japanese Imperial Family - 1500 Years!
      The article is great, although there are small "bloopers", Thanks to VO Shpakovsky, we are waiting for the continuation of the Heraldic Cycle!
      1. Korsar4
        Korsar4 12 January 2021 08: 38
        +7
        Good morning!

        “God forbid you to be born
        Under Henry VI "(c).
      2. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 12 January 2021 08: 59
        +9
        however, one of the oldest ruling dynasties is in power.
        This is not entirely true. The Monaco branch of the Grimaldi was cut off twice in the male line. The grandmother of the current prince was generally a bastard.
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 12 January 2021 09: 05
          +9
          I love both the Son and the Daughter equally, in fact, I will consider their children as My descendants! Yes, and purely Heraldic, it is possible to inherit the generic Coat of Arms and Title - along the Female line! Accordingly, if in the Modern Princes there is the blood of Grimaldi (the founder), the Dynasty was not suppressed!
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 12 January 2021 09: 10
            11
            Don't get excited, Alexey! drinks
            My eldest son is adopted, and he considers me a father.
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 12 January 2021 09: 13
              10
              Anton, Yes. I'm just glad to hear from you! drinks
              It is very pleasant to communicate with an educated person, I often share your point of view, and I show my support, but a dispute - this is how the truth is born!
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 12 January 2021 09: 31
                +9
                Thank you, mutually!
                As for education, I have it like Gorky - "my universities" request
          2. Korsar4
            Korsar4 12 January 2021 13: 59
            +6
            This is the system. The first example that comes to mind is Prince Yusupov.
    2. Bar1
      Bar1 12 January 2021 09: 29
      +2
      what is the very name of Monaco? The author did not say so.
      Historically, Monaco is the Rock, and the White Rock.
      -Mont-Mont-Blanc, Montana is a mountain or a rock
      Therefore, so
      -Ak Mon or later they disguised that the etymological roots were not local and it turned out -MonAc / Monaco.
  2. Far B
    Far B 12 January 2021 06: 02
    +7
    Interestingly, but personally I was confused by a couple of points. First, the assertion that the name Monaco came from the name Monek (the local form of the name Hercules ???), although there are versions - darkness, not the last of which are the very monks, in the sense - Grimaldi and the lads. Or the Ligurian Monoik tribe. How the name "Hercules" can be changed into "Monek" - I personally do not understand.
    Secondly, this is:
    Today Monaco is the smallest country in the world (area 2,02 km) after the Vatican and the island of Malta
    Actually, the area of ​​Malta (the state) is 316 km². The islands of Malta are 246 km², which is also much larger.
    An annoying oversight in a generally very informative and interesting material.
    1. Korsar4
      Korsar4 12 January 2021 06: 48
      +7
      Yes. With Malta cut. And San Marino is significantly larger than Monaco.
      However, in the scale of our open spaces, all these are small pieces.
    2. sibiryouk
      sibiryouk 13 January 2021 15: 02
      +1
      The smallest state is the Vatican 0.4 sq. Km, then Monaco 2 sq. Km, San Marino 60 sq. Km, Liechtenstein 200 sq. Km, Malta 300 sq. Km, Andorra 500 sq. Km, etc.
  3. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 12 January 2021 06: 37
    +9
    Yes, the principality itself is a tax-free offshore zone that is attractive for business in all respects.
    And this is what led Monaco to an economic conflict with France. De Gaulle decided that the citizens of the republic, conducting business on the territory of the principality, should pay taxes to the French treasury. Due to the fact that Monaco was dependent on French public utilities (water and electricity), Prince Rainier III had to make concessions.
    Thank you, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
  4. ee2100
    ee2100 12 January 2021 07: 34
    +8
    The article recalled the transfer of "kinopanorama" a little statistics, photos of tourists from Russia and a tribute to the number of local toilets. And it's all? At least they would have written about FC Monaco, the Louis II stadium, about the help of the IOC member Prince Albert II in organizing the Olympics in Sochi, about the Rock Agel guest house, as it is believed, which he received for this.
    About organizing his trip to the North Pole and fishing with Putin.
    And then from what side is this article in the history section?
    1. Korsar4
      Korsar4 12 January 2021 07: 44
      +6
      Football club "Monaco". Its owners, football players and scandals - there may be a separate article. Princes, their children and side children are also a separate slice of history.
      Prince, bobsleigh and IOC are another one. You can also remember about Monaco and stamps.

      In general, everyone sees and finds his own. This is normal.
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 12 January 2021 07: 52
        +8
        Grace Kelly is also a separate topic.
      2. ee2100
        ee2100 12 January 2021 08: 50
        +6
        That's right, he is an artist, he sees so!
        The Prince of Monaco spoke about the new national Russian dish, which he used to eat vodka with VVP and this is an avocado with black caviar!
        Tried it with red - very good! The only thing is that both ingredients must be of good quality.
        According to statistics. What amazed. In Monaco, more than 3% of the unemployed (1998) is every day 250-300 people sit in a cafe, drink coffee and wine and gaze at the crowds of tourists who pay for it all. Only mountains are steeper!
        1. kalibr
          12 January 2021 09: 51
          +8
          Quote: ee2100
          Tried it with red - very good!

          Well, the avacado sandwich is good on its own: a slice of bun and slices of avakodo sprinkled with salt and that's it. And with caviar you can eat pasta and then it will be "Gorby breakfast".
          1. ee2100
            ee2100 12 January 2021 10: 18
            +2
            You, as a culinary historian, should be interested in a NEW Russian dish, and avocado with bread is for ...... Well, you get the idea.
          2. Boris ⁣ Shaver
            Boris ⁣ Shaver 14 January 2021 00: 49
            +1
            Quote: kalibr
            slice of bun and slices of avakodo

            Watermelon with bread - yes.
            Avocado with bread - why not?
            1. kalibr
              14 January 2021 07: 10
              +1
              Quote: Boris ⁣Razor
              Watermelon with bread - yes.

              But I don't like watermelon with bread ...
    2. mr.ZinGer
      mr.ZinGer 12 January 2021 08: 22
      +7
      "Nobody will embrace the immense!"
      Kuzma Prutkov
  5. Olgovich
    Olgovich 12 January 2021 09: 01
    +3
    In a word, the citizens of Monaco, although they live on a rock, do not experience any inconvenience.

    this will not last long: migrants will "brighten" their lives.
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 12 January 2021 09: 06
      10
      The principality is not a member of the European Union and can calmly score on "universal human values"
      1. kalibr
        12 January 2021 09: 49
        +5
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        The principality is not a member of the European Union and can calmly score on "universal human values"

        But the currency is EURO. Poland is included, like the Czech Republic and Hungary, but the local currency ... Amazing!
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 12 January 2021 09: 53
          +8
          Amazing!
          Not really. In Israel, dollars, euros and shekels are in circulation.
      2. Olgovich
        Olgovich 12 January 2021 10: 39
        0
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        The principality is not a member of the European Union and can calmly score on "human values"

        and when did this stop the common people of the EU in their advance?

        Monaco is a paradise of tourists from "universal countries and it will not go anywhere.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 12 January 2021 10: 51
          +6
          Andrey, here you are, two different people (completely different!) Explained Monaco's migration policy!
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich 12 January 2021 11: 08
            0
            Quote: 3x3zsave
            Andrey, here you are, two different people (completely different!) Explained Monaco's migration policy!

            Anton, life will show!
            And it is hard to believe in the existence of annoying "pimples" sticking out on the generally smooth face of Western Europe.
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 12 January 2021 11: 22
              +8
              Well, Israel is sticking out on the bright face of the Middle East!
    2. kalibr
      12 January 2021 09: 11
      +8
      Quote: Olgovich
      this will not last long: migrants will "brighten" their lives.

      They are practically not there. The police make sure that those who are not working are not there. And since everyone works there (except for unemployed citizens - ha ha!), No one will take a migrant. The mentality there is very ... local. Citizens are not looking for benefits. They already have it above the roof. And non-locals will not take it, fearing that their work permit will not be extended!
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 12 January 2021 09: 21
        +2
        Vyacheslav Olegovich hi As I understand it, the Army of Monaco has purely ceremonial functions, or is there some other functional (well, maybe the Palace is being guarded) ???
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 12 January 2021 09: 37
          10
          The army of Monaco, although it looks like an operetta, but in 1962 was put on full alert and determined to fight with France
          1. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 12 January 2021 09: 45
            +1
            ... and when the whole flock flew to the south to winter, one small but proud bird said: "Personally, I will fly directly into the sun." And she began to rise higher and higher, but very soon she burned her wings and fell to the very bottom of the deepest gorge. So let's drink so that none of us, no matter how high he flies, would never break away from the team! (C)
            laughing laughing laughing
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 12 January 2021 09: 57
              +5
              But it could have happened to de Gaulle. He conducted a very tough foreign policy. And the internal one too.
              1. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 12 January 2021 10: 02
                +3
                Charles de Gaulle is the last Independent President of France! Actually, in that "conflict" it was French interests that defended ... well, money - Everyone needs it!
                Although the conflict between France and Monaco would have looked "funny" ... there is even an analogy between Elephant and Pug resting!
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 12 January 2021 10: 15
                  +5
                  well and money
                  Not only. They still had the "grater" when France "skipped" from NATO.
                  1. Hunter 2
                    Hunter 2 12 January 2021 10: 23
                    +4
                    Accordingly, the level of politicians. De Gaulle - French patriot Withdrawn from NATO, Sarkozy - French clown brought back to NATO (evil, moreover, Destroyed Gaddafi, who supported him, and ... Money again). Moreover, the conditions of entry were discussed even under Chirac, who demanded even "special" preferences for France, Sarkozy simply leaked ...
          2. Astra wild2
            Astra wild2 12 January 2021 15: 04
            +5
            Tell us the details. The conflict between Monaco and France is not an elephant and a pug, but an elephant and an ant
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 12 January 2021 15: 12
              +4
              This is a separate article to write.
              Better download the book by J. Robinson "The Princess of Monaco". There, this conflict is described by a direct participant.
              1. Astra wild2
                Astra wild2 15 January 2021 19: 12
                +1
                Thanks for the tip
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 15 January 2021 19: 15
                  +1
                  You are welcome. Contact us!
        2. kalibr
          12 January 2021 09: 45
          +8
          Quote: Hunter 2
          Does it have ceremonial functions, or is there some other functional (well, maybe the Palace is being guarded) ???

          In the photo there is a soldier with an M16 rifle in front of the palace. There are 2 of them. White trousers, white shirt with aiguillette, white cork helmet and black rifle!
          1. Hunter 2
            Hunter 2 12 January 2021 09: 50
            +4
            I took him for a tourist ... now I looked closely - really a soldier with an M-16 with a bayonet knife !!! what
            1. kalibr
              12 January 2021 09: 58
              +7
              There, the police uniform is very beautiful: a white shirt with epaulettes and dark blue trousers with hefty red stripes! Some kind of red-blue cap, but I didn't remember it. But the stripes caught the eye, like the head waiter!
              1. Astra wild2
                Astra wild2 12 January 2021 15: 10
                +3
                Perhaps they work part-time?
                Once in my childhood I watched the film "Flame", where the king was a judge and a prosecutor, a lawyer and a janitor. Perhaps it is the same in Monaco?
      2. ee2100
        ee2100 12 January 2021 09: 31
        +9
        Right. The police and border guards filter everything out clearly. There are no homeless people or migrants. France has some laws and Monaco others.
        According to French law, if a homeless person does not interfere with the movement and there are no complaints about him, let him lie where he wants. So they filled the center of Paris, and in Monaco 30% are millionaires, and they care about their serenity.
        Liberals are in power in France, and an autocrat in Monaco. The difference is obvious.
      3. Olgovich
        Olgovich 12 January 2021 11: 00
        +1
        Quote: kalibr
        Quote: Olgovich
        this will not last long: migrants will "brighten" their lives.

        They are practically there.

        According to the most recent data (2015) the total number of migrants in Monaco: 21 persons or 55,77% of the population..
        so far these are not "those" migrants, but there are fewer and fewer Monegasques (who are already 20%) ...
  6. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 12 January 2021 09: 03
    +5
    And I, Vyacheslav Olegovich, learned about the Principality of Monaco from the city library - a geography teacher handed out an assignment to describe the countries. So the principality fell to me ...
    In the library, there were only three short paragraphs in some kind of encyclopedia and the line about the army and the orchestra, which you indicated at the end of the article.
    They did not want to advertise the good life in small European territories under the USSR ...
    1. kalibr
      12 January 2021 09: 48
      +6
      It was very interesting to visit there. If this happens, do not refuse. Just walking around the city is interesting. There are very interesting museums there, but I missed one because of the lack of time.
    2. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 12 January 2021 20: 33
      +5
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      And I, Vyacheslav Olegovich, learned about the Principality of Monaco from the city library - a geography teacher handed out an assignment to describe the countries. So the principality fell to me ...
      In the library, there were only three short paragraphs in some kind of encyclopedia and the line about the army and the orchestra, which you indicated at the end of the article.
      They did not want to advertise the good life in small European territories under the USSR ...


      Good evening! Today Vyacheslav Olegovich's article was held for dinner.
      Nazariy smiled at the comment, or rather reminded him of his childhood. I got a similar task in geography to write an essay about the state of the baby.
      I found information about them in the amazing for those years three-volume book "What is, who is"!

      So I don't think someone was hiding something. I found even more detailed works by Soviet authors about Monaco and other small countries, from popular books about "metallurgy" to military reference books.
      I enjoyed reading the article and comments! Even Timur was surprised by his agreement that Monaco is not ethno Tartary! Well, here call me a little jerk!
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 12 January 2021 20: 47
        +3
        It’s funny for you, but then I got an essay about San Marino on economic geography to write! And there is only that - stones are mined, and postage stamps with souvenirs! And the teacher did not accept less than three A4 sheets!
        1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 12 January 2021 21: 40
          +3
          I got over 20, typed on a typewriter, but in five countries at once (Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Andorra and the Vatican). Somewhere even a copy was preserved (through a carbon copy).
  7. Undecim
    Undecim 12 January 2021 09: 46
    10
    Monek (local form of the name Hercules).
    The author did not understand here. Monoikos is Greek for "hermit". And the local population revered Hercules Monoikos. Today, this theory of the origin of the name Monaco is considered the most reliable.
  8. Woodman
    Woodman 12 January 2021 09: 47
    +4
    and there are only 7600 citizens
    They live, judging by the pictures, richly. The climate is heavenly. And with demography, it's some kind of trouble)
  9. Undecim
    Undecim 12 January 2021 09: 53
    10
    and there are only 7600 citizens in it.
    According to "Demography / Population and employment / IMSEE - Monaco IMSEE" - 9486.
    Moreover, every third person is a millionaire.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 12 January 2021 10: 03
      +8
      Too some kind of trouble! laughing
    2. ee2100
      ee2100 12 January 2021 10: 21
      +6
      Most likely every third resident is a millionaire.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 12 January 2021 11: 15
        +5
        Yes, he said, every third of the permanent residents.
  10. Mihaylov
    Mihaylov 12 January 2021 10: 15
    +4
    In the Middle Ages, this place, convenient in all respects, in 1162 passed into the hands of the Ghibellines - an Italian party that opposed another party - the Guelphs.
    The Guelphs liked the place, and they built an almost impregnable fortress there.

    I understand this is a typo? Did the Gibellines build a fortress or did the Guelphs?
    I'm confused. hi
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 12 January 2021 10: 35
      +6
      Built by the Ghibellines. The Grimaldi, like the Fiesci, were Guelphs.
      1. Mihaylov
        Mihaylov 12 January 2021 10: 38
        +5
        Quote: 3x3zsave
        Built by the Ghibellines. The Grimaldi, like the Fiesci, were Guelphs.

        I always confuse them, I just can't remember "who stood on whom" hi
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 12 January 2021 10: 48
          +9
          Good morning, Sergey!
          Guelphs are papists, ghibellines are supporters of the Holy Roman Empire. One of the most prominent representatives of the latter was Friedrich Barbarossa. True, the first robust piled on him under Legnano
          1. Mihaylov
            Mihaylov 12 January 2021 10: 52
            +7
            Quote: 3x3zsave
            Guelphs are papists, ghibellines are supporters of the Holy Roman Empire.

            Kind Anton,
            I know, but I keep forgetting, I tried to remember even according to the Schweik system, but still, once again, I forgot who was who. hi
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 12 January 2021 11: 00
              +4
              I can offer the following hint.
              Guy (Imperials)
              I remembered it myself.
              1. Mihaylov
                Mihaylov 12 January 2021 11: 03
                +6
                Quote: 3x3zsave
                I can offer the following hint.
                Guy (Imperials)

                Not a ride: Immediately the association is Bernardo Guy, and he is a papist, that is, again the other way around wassat
                1. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 12 January 2021 11: 16
                  +6
                  Such techniques are different for everyone. For example, I tie the PIN codes of bank cards to historical events.
        2. kalibr
          12 January 2021 11: 37
          +8
          Quote: Mihaylov
          I always confuse them, I just can't remember "who stood on whom"

          Not you alone ...
    2. kalibr
      12 January 2021 11: 34
      +8
      The Ghibellines, of course. It's good that they paid attention!
  11. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 12 January 2021 10: 52
    +7
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, please correct, Malta, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, area 316 sq. km.
    And thanks for the great photos and article.
  12. hohol95
    hohol95 12 January 2021 11: 06
    +5
    Monegasques are fine fellows ... And they grow cacti, not dwarf birches ... Nice! And they don't have oil with gas. But people live. It's a pity they haven't organized their fleet yet ...
    1. kalibr
      12 January 2021 11: 35
      +9
      Quote: hohol95
      It's a pity they haven't organized their fleet yet ...

      They have their own fleet. From yachts!
      1. Mihaylov
        Mihaylov 12 January 2021 11: 40
        +7
        Quote: kalibr
        They have their own fleet.

        There is a fleet, now we need space forces! wassat
        1. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 13: 18
          +6
          There is a fleet, now we need space forces!

          Space Infantry of Space Tourist Millionaires? wassat
          1. Mihaylov
            Mihaylov 12 January 2021 14: 20
            +6
            Quote: Pane Kohanku
            There is a fleet, now we need space forces!

            Space Infantry of Space Tourist Millionaires?

            This I mean that Estonia (also a small country) in the race for space bypasses them so far:
            wassat
            1. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 26
              +8
              This I mean that Estonia (also a small country) in the race for space bypasses them so far:

              Straight story on the verge of fantasy! good Would rather fit: "Sweaty Harry Harry Potter and the Problems of Estonian Space Exploration ".
              Reminded:
              1. Mihaylov
                Mihaylov 12 January 2021 14: 28
                +9
                Quote: Pane Kohanku
                Straight story on the verge of fantasy! good Reminded:

                Nikolay!
      2. hohol95
        hohol95 12 January 2021 11: 55
        +7
        From the yachts ... Maybe we can throw off the whole country and give them a combat boat. And it really hurts them everything is smooth there. Not a country, but a shop window! And the German military there probably healed the nerves that were shattered on the Eastern Front ...
        1. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 13: 21
          +8
          and give them a combat boat.

          Yeah, an armored boat with a double-barreled gun, a bearded watchman and a drum dog. wink Sea Cat is perfect. good For a couple of weeks - to rest, fish, sit with educated people ... drinks
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 12 January 2021 14: 23
            10
            I won't give a dog !!! am
            1. Aviator_
              Aviator_ 12 January 2021 22: 12
              +3
              I won't give a dog !!!

              Come on, the dog is not sent to Korea.
          2. Catfish
            Catfish 12 January 2021 16: 51
            +7
            I'll give those - Sea Cat! angry They took fashion, panimash, to spit at an elderly person and "reproach him for being non-partisan." laughing
            And there are patrol boats in Monaca, in addition to all kinds of yachts, of course.
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 12 January 2021 16: 57
              +8
              That's right Constantine! We decided to make the border guard "Karatsupu" out of You, you know laughing
              In Monaco only in Hard version ... only with Models and in the Casino! drinks repeat
              Welcome hi
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 12 January 2021 17: 30
                +6
                We decided from you a border guard ...

                Yeah, as in the joke about the Lithuanian border guard.

                - Ball! Ball!!!
                -------------------------------------------------- ----------------
                - Sharika!
                - Woof! drinks
                1. Hunter 2
                  Hunter 2 12 January 2021 17: 42
                  +5
                  Someone there offered to board a rocket boat ... I support this initiative! (You support too repeat) in Monaco Life - Dear (especially in the Hard version)! Card Number - We Will Send Later! laughing wink
                  1. Catfish
                    Catfish 12 January 2021 18: 05
                    +7
                    Why the hell would they have a missile boat, they already have a fleet.

                    Well, if that doesn't help, then the world's best super-weapon remains. laughing
                    1. Hunter 2
                      Hunter 2 12 January 2021 18: 13
                      +6
                      Yes well so and so belay The main thing is to Collect Money by Subscribing to the Rocket Boat! As in the Photo! fellow
                    2. hohol95
                      hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 40
                      +5
                      Are they not very tolerant there? How are the others in Europe? And then on the yacht there will be only bearded men in thongs with painted faces ... In your photo and so FACE is not visible ... Suddenly, as in a proverb - a pioneer in the back, and a pensioner in front!
                      1. Catfish
                        Catfish 12 January 2021 18: 53
                        +5
                        Sir, look at the ass! laughing
                      2. hohol95
                        hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 08
                        +4
                        Sir!!! Find Brazilian grandmothers in bikinis in the tyrnet defile ... From the back, like yours in the photo!
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 12 January 2021 19: 14
                        +5
                        Grandmothers don't interest me, not even Brazilian ones. laughing
                      4. hohol95
                        hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 16
                        +4
                        I am so that you, Sir, would see the wonders of modern cosmetology and plastic surgery!
                      5. Catfish
                        Catfish 12 January 2021 19: 22
                        +6
                        Yes, I already see, it's enough to get into the network.
    2. hohol95
      hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 36
      +3
      From yachts - Abramovich's yacht to hang on the budget of Monaco. And a couple of armored boats of the Navy of the Armed Forces ... And ... sabaku-barabaku without a booth and a bowl of sausage (for spite) to boot !!!
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 12 January 2021 18: 48
        +6
        Roma has an aircraft-carrying yacht, so Monko will have an aircraft carrier, but they want it?
        1. hohol95
          hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 02
          +4
          And what else can they do with money. Let them indulge. Hang gliders are launched from the deck. Luxembourg and Andorra are threatened!
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 12 January 2021 19: 15
            +5
            There would be money, but where ...
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 12 January 2021 20: 30
              +5
              Quote: Sea Cat
              There would be money, but where ...

              Golden Words Constantine! good a Ukrainian citizen95 - he is simply jealous that he is not accepted into the crew of a boat "by subscription"! laughing
              1. hohol95
                hohol95 12 January 2021 20: 46
                +5
                Come on. I am as Ukrainian as my father is a Tatar 1947! And just in general, this is my idea about a boat and a yacht-air or sekso-carrier!
              2. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 12 January 2021 21: 30
                +2
                Quote: hohol95
                And just in general, this is my idea about a boat and a yacht-air or sekso-carrier!

                Thank you very much yes ! We will send you a Postcard and a fridge magnet ... talent needs to be supported bully bully bully
              3. hohol95
                hohol95 12 January 2021 21: 39
                +4
                Necessarily, and I will send you magnets of Magadan and Kolyma to the return address. How amulets.
                "The burglars saw only two magnets on the refrigerator - Kolyma and Magadan, washed the dishes, fed the cat and put all the money they had on the windowsill."
              4. hohol95
                hohol95 12 January 2021 21: 47
                +3
                So, the dear Commodity Expert 2.0 will wait for postcards, magnets and detailed articles on the VO pages !!!
              5. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 12 January 2021 21: 52
                +1
                Quote: hohol95
                So, dear Commodity Expert 2.0 will wait!

                Nebrat95 - You will definitely wait! laughing
              6. hohol95
                hohol95 12 January 2021 22: 04
                +4
                But this is a brute force ... am
                Although I am not related to you, citizen Zavsklad. tongue
                Probably... what
                I have relatives in Kiev, Odessa and Nevinomyssk. And I myself was born and live in Lipetsk !!!
              7. Hunter 2
                Hunter 2 12 January 2021 22: 34
                -1
                Citizen Pans95 crying just tears in my eyes, how to live now after your frustration? request I will go to collect humanitarian aid - for relatives

                Quote: hohol95

                I have relatives in Kiev, Odessa and Nevinomyssk.

                Fortunately, there is a Consulate of Ukraine in Tyumen, there is where to transfer!
                Quote: hohol95
                And I myself was born and live in Lipetsk !!!

                An hour not Shpigun? Maybe you are monitoring the Lipetsk auto center ??? am
                Magnet - we will not send tongue
              8. hohol95
                hohol95 12 January 2021 22: 48
                +2
                Aviation center.
                I watch you drift further and further. Do not see the line in front of which you need to stop? It's sad.
  13. Catfish
    Catfish 12 January 2021 20: 50
    +7
    Yes, the crew needs to be selected more carefully. laughing
  • Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 12 January 2021 20: 42
    +5
    Quote: hohol95
    From the yachts ... Maybe we can throw off the whole country and give them a combat boat. And it really hurts them everything is smooth there. Not a country, but a shop window! And the German military there probably healed the nerves that were shattered on the Eastern Front ...

    There is no better cruiser right away, so that if they do not go broke, then at least spend some time maintaining it!
    1. hohol95
      hohol95 12 January 2021 20: 50
      +2
      It is necessary to ask the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "Dachny Saiga". They won't give it up.
  • Trilobite Master
    Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 11: 25
    11
    They managed to turn an unsightly piece of land, if not into an earthly paradise, then, in any case, into some kind of its semblance.

    If everything were so simple - you breach the "unsightly piece of land" and turn it into paradise with your hands - we all would have lived in paradise for a long time. Here the point is different. Someone pays for all this pleasure and, I'm afraid that these are just those who are deprived of the opportunity to enjoy these pleasures. Considering the global nature of the world economy and Russia's integration into this economy, albeit limited, to some extent we are among these "paying but not using".
    Well, okay, let's not talk about sad things.
    Thanks to you, Vyacheslav Olegovich, today I understood better what paradise is. Paradise is the kind of place you want to return to. But in order to be able to return, one must be able to dump first. That is, paradise is a place from which you can dump whenever you want. smile
    I could not have been in Monaco for any length of time. Closely. If you want a kebab or fishing - if you please go abroad. There is a legend that during some official football match the ball accidentally flew to France. laughing
    The whole value of this earthly paradise lies in the fact that you can leave it at any time. smile
    1. 3x3zsave
      3x3zsave 12 January 2021 11: 35
      +8
      There is a legend that during some official soccer match the ball accidentally flew to France.
      And this is not an Andorran legend for an hour?
      1. Trilobite Master
        Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 13: 44
        +5
        There was a joke about Andorra that the ball flies to Spain, then to France. smile
        But about the stadium of Louis the Second, there was a legend or a story that the ball was knocked out during the match with such force that it jumped to France. smile
        By the way, in my opinion, this is quite realistic - the border runs 50 meters from the stadium. smile
    2. kalibr
      12 January 2021 11: 35
      +9
      Quote: Trilobite Master
      The whole value of this earthly paradise lies in the fact that you can leave it at any time.

      You said it very well!
    3. hohol95
      hohol95 12 January 2021 11: 58
      +5
      The same can be said about Luxembourg! Who fills the budget in order to pay a teacher's salary of 40 thousand euros ???
    4. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 12: 08
      11
      Lovers of casinos and ostentatious luxury pay for this)).
      There is a chain of chefs' restaurants, World, I don't remember the name. In a restaurant in Monte Carlo, dinner for two (a bottle of "no wow" red semi-dry wine, 50 blue labels, seafood snacks, lamb and whatever fish is the main one) cost 1500 euros. In the same restaurant in Manhattan (!), My friends dined in about the same arrangement for 380 tanks before the tip request Dinner like in Negresco (40 min drive, Nice), cost about 450 euros, in a Michelin-starred restaurant laughing
      1. Pane Kohanku
        Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 13: 24
        +7
        Negryasco

        Albert, I'm sorry, I'm not good at Mediterranean geography .. repeat is it some kind of Afro-French farm, judging by the name? laughing drinks
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 12 January 2021 13: 46
          +6
          Not a well-known hotel in Nice, and not the most expensive
          1. Pane Kohanku
            Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 18
            +4
            Not a well-known hotel in Nice, and not the most expensive

            Yes, I typed it on the wiki, read it - well-known. A lot of people stopped. drinks
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 32
              +5
              The rooms are cool))
              1. Pane Kohanku
                Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 35
                +4
                The rooms are cool))

                Is the entire ceiling in mirrors? wink
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 53
                  +2
                  https://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/negresco.ru.html?aid=315714&label=negresco-qHUck3w0jnr51Y8sptX6KwSM391034564619%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap%3Aneg%3Afi%3Atikwd-2385441279%3Alp1011905%3Ali%3Adem%3Adm%3Appccp%3DUmFuZG9tSVYkc2RlIyh9YSz9NH8e0pLL8P74Y74XBIs&sid=27b94a691ca7266148f90878fce112e7&dest_id=-1454990&dest_type=city&group_adults=2&group_children=0&hapos=1&hpos=1&no_rooms=1&sr_order=popularity&srepoch=1610452353&srpvid=6bba5380fba80008&ucfs=1&srhp=1&ref_is_wl=1&activeTab=room_18173911_2&selected_rate=18173911
                  Look through, look))
                  1. Pane Kohanku
                    Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 15: 00
                    +9
                    Look through, look))

                    Leafed through ... recourse Looked ... crying In the evening I will review it again, remember Dzyuba, and sleep! request
                    My legs will stick out of this bed! stop

                    But this one would be perfect for a Sea Cat ... good somehow it is directly associated with our entertainer! drinks
                    1. Mihaylov
                      Mihaylov 12 January 2021 15: 16
                      +6
                      Quote: Pane Kohanku
                      My legs will stick out of this bed!

                      That is why the chair is attached. good
                      1. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 15: 45
                        +6
                        That is why the chair is attached.

                        And how to toss and turn? belay Legs will crawl through the bars of the side! request
                      2. Mihaylov
                        Mihaylov 12 January 2021 15: 54
                        +6
                        Quote: Pane Kohanku
                        And how to toss and turn? belay Legs will crawl through the bars of the side!

                        They will definitely be: in the room for such a price - everything is thought out to the smallest detail and even a book lies on the armchair - so that the armchair is flush with the bed, and not lower! wassat
                      3. Catfish
                        Catfish 12 January 2021 17: 02
                        +6
                        Legs will crawl through the bars of the side!


                        Whose legs are someone, or are you alone going to sleep there? laughing
                      4. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 11: 09
                        +4
                        Whose legs are someone, or are you alone going to sleep there?

                        I will not speak for others - their legs, let them put them there wherever they want. It just seems to me that personally my legs will hang from the upper bed with my 190 cm! laughing
                        Imagine, I came there, in addition, not alone, but my legs do not fit! sad What so, what kind - one hell, it's inconvenient. No sleep or anything else ... request I will go to the reception, I say, they say - "Replace my room, pliz, you still have one, in blue tones, there is still intricate furniture. It's just that there is no back at the bed, it's easier for the legs!"
                        And there is such a colorful mustachioed porter, and says: "Excuse muah, monsieur, a certain seigneur Sea Cat has been living there for three days, and with him three twenty-year-old graduates of a model school. He does not leave the room, only demands new collection drinks and delicious dishes. And from there, enthusiastic shouts are constantly spread, and neighbors complain that their ceiling is shaking ... But we can not do anything, because an elite visitor! " request
                        Well, then I'll go to the bar sad ... and then I'll lie down on the floor! drinks
                      5. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 13 January 2021 12: 01
                        +2
                        "And somewhere on the far platform,
                        The shop will replace my bed "(C)
                      6. Catfish
                        Catfish 13 January 2021 13: 26
                        +2
                        "The train will go to Tikhoretskaya" (c)
                      7. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 13 January 2021 13: 35
                        +2
                        "On the tundra, by rail,
                        Where the courier "Vorkuta-Leningrad" rushes (C)
                      8. Catfish
                        Catfish 13 January 2021 13: 38
                        +2
                        "Stone, pines - the Leningrad forest.
                        I got lost and got wet in the swamp,
                        and as if by a native breeze -
                        pulled from the back with a mother. "(c)
                      9. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 13 January 2021 13: 41
                        +3
                        "Do not compare with Athens,
                        Cool,
                        True, the Swedes with the Finns,
                        Well, okay "(C)
                      10. Catfish
                        Catfish 13 January 2021 13: 51
                        +3
                        "He is from the ground to me in English:" Danke shon "(c)
            2. Catfish
              Catfish 13 January 2021 13: 26
              +3
              ... a certain señor Sea Cat has been living there for three days already, and with him three twenty-year-old graduates of a model school. Doesn't leave the room ...

              I'll give this essay to my Maha to read, and I'm afraid to even imagine what she will do to you. Then the Procrustean bed will seem like a soft bed to you. laughing drinks
            3. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 13: 40
              +4
              I'll give this essay to my Maha to read, and I'm afraid to even imagine what she will do to you.

              I will tell you that for three days, according to the mission of intercultural exchange, you taught three naive Brazilian girls the skills of personal growth, and, at the same time, playing the domra. yes That's how it was! Albert will also fit in, he will say, they say, he was on a business trip, passed by - he saw through the keyhole. laughing
              Then the Procrustean bed will seem like a soft bed to you.

              Will they give you a belt? belay Don't throw me into the thorn bush! drinks
            4. Catfish
              Catfish 13 January 2021 13: 53
              +3
              Will they give you a belt?


              Hmmm ... The machine's imagination is much richer than yours. yes
            5. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 13: 57
              +3
              Hmmm ... The machine's imagination is much richer than yours.

              ... and it was then that I spontaneously let the liquid ... belay
            6. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 13 January 2021 14: 02
              +3
              "Here Pasha Emilievich, who possessed a supernatural instinct, realized that now he would be beaten, maybe even with his feet" (C)
            7. Catfish
              Catfish 13 January 2021 14: 12
              +3
              Be careful with Weapons of Mass Destruction, who will restore the city !? laughing
            8. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 14: 20
              +3
              Be careful with Weapons of Mass Destruction, who will restore the city !?

              The head physician after the weekend bypasses the trauma department.
              Approaches the first, the assistant reports:
              - Closed head injury, blow to the head with a frying pan.
              To the second, the assistant reports:
              - And this one has a closed head injury, a blow to the head with a frying pan.
              The head physician approaches the third, looks, asks himself:
              - This one also has a closed craniocerebral injury, a blow with a frying pan?
              Assistant:
              - Yes!
              - Did you have an epidemic of pans yesterday, or what ?!
              Assistant:
              - No no! There, you see, there is a man in the corner, all beaten and bandaged? This is because of him ... He yesterday tried to hide from his angry wife in the crowd ...
            9. Catfish
              Catfish 13 January 2021 14: 42
              +4
              "She ate Durso, and I ate Pepper,
              For an exemplary Soviet family. "(C)
            10. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 14: 47
              +4
              For an exemplary Soviet family

              I see you and I both adore Korsun, sir. But he is also self-critical in caricature! laughing
            11. Catfish
              Catfish 13 January 2021 15: 03
              +4
              Yes, a great artist and a person with a sense of humor. smile
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 12 January 2021 15: 52
    11
    "You are poor ... But clean!"
  • Catfish
    Catfish 12 January 2021 17: 00
    +8
    Again Sea Cat ... You have strange associations, tovarischch. It suggests ...

    "It is dawning ... but for a real warrior and the blanket of a war horse - a soft bed."
    Something like that said Baron Pampa non Dau, tore off the tapestry depicting "Sunset in the steppe" from the wall, wrapped it in it and fell to the floor with a crash.
    1. Pane Kohanku
      Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 11: 44
      +3
      Again Sea Cat ... You have strange associations, tovarischch. It suggests ...

      I just respect you a lot! drinks
    2. Catfish
      Catfish 13 January 2021 13: 30
      +3
      So I, too, to you with all our hi drinks
    3. Pane Kohanku
      Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 13: 41
      +3
      So I, too, to you with all our

      Such a perfectly correct picture! good drinks
    4. Catfish
      Catfish 13 January 2021 13: 56
      +3
      Ha! Knew what he was spreading! drinks
  • Trilobite Master
    Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 13: 49
    +8
    Quote: Krasnodar
    Lovers of casino and ostentatious luxury pay for it

    I'm not sure that the basis of Monaco's budget is revenue from the gaming industry, but even so, those who play there are just an intermediate link between those who really pay (that is, you and me) and the pockets of His Serene Highness Albert II , Sovereign Prince of Monaco. smile
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 04
      +5
      The banking system, among other things))
      So how do we pay for paradise in Monaco?
      1. Trilobite Master
        Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 15: 14
        +8
        Quote: Krasnodar
        So how do we pay for paradise in Monaco?

        Need to explain? smile
        Globalization... smile
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 12 January 2021 15: 26
          +6
          Quote: Trilobite Master
          Quote: Krasnodar
          So how do we pay for paradise in Monaco?

          Need to explain? smile
          Globalization... smile

          AND? ))
          Are they consuming money made from the use of Russia's subsoil? laughing
          1. Pane Kohanku
            Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 15: 49
            +7
            subsoil of Russia?

            The bowels were invented by enemies! The negroes were illiterate!
            (Master of Trilobite, "Foundations of Historical Knowledge", in 5 volumes, St. Petersburg, publishing house "VO", 2028, volume 4, p. 848).
            Michael - Michael! Only today I got to your work! I'll reread it again in the evening! Simple - chic, shine! good drinks
            1. Trilobite Master
              Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 16: 07
              10
              Thank you. smile
              However, I will not publish more such "works", at least here. Half of the readers just giggled, as planned, but most of the rest tried (and not unsuccessfully) to arrange a shit, they even remembered Ukraine (where is she? wassat ), and some even took this joke seriously, trying to discuss something and develop my designs. wassat Okay, God is their judge, and Zadornov is a historian. smile
              Still, humor, apparently, is not a VO path. People are adults, serious people gather here. request
              1. Pane Kohanku
                Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 16: 09
                +8
                I saw, I saw everything ... I looked through the forum.
                People are adults, serious people gather here.

                Yep ... request Where are we going .... in a row of Kalash! recourse
                I'm down there on the branch, forgive me, I brought a link to your other work! Do not scold severely! laughing drinks
              2. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 12 January 2021 16: 11
                +6
                serious.
                Especially me!
                1. Pane Kohanku
                  Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 16: 14
                  +6
                  Especially me!

                  I see you and I hang out so much in that section of the site that we can't live without him ... wink straight bread and lard do not feed both, let the policy discuss and quarrel with someone! lol sarcasm, Anton ...
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 12 January 2021 16: 29
                    +7
                    For, boring!
          2. Trilobite Master
            Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 15: 57
            +6
            Quote: Krasnodar
            Are they consuming money made from the use of Russia's subsoil?

            They concentrate the surplus product of the whole world. smile
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 12 January 2021 17: 54
              +5
              Quote: Trilobite Master
              Quote: Krasnodar
              Are they consuming money made from the use of Russia's subsoil?

              They concentrate the surplus product of the whole world. smile

              Entourage laughing If only we could concentrate like that ... but what? Nature, architecture (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Golden Ring), beautiful women, affordable prices, historical sites (Borodino, Caucasus, Volgograd, Balaklava, etc.), a bunch of national cuisines, ski resorts. For a long time I think that it is necessary to make an offshore zone for everyone, provided that 80% of Russian citizens are recruited. And we will heal fellow And oil is for pensions and medicine.
              1. Trilobite Master
                Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 21: 43
                +5
                Quote: Krasnodar
                If only we could concentrate like that ...

                As long as we have who, what and where to concentrate on a global scale is not determined in Moscow, otherwise they would have concentrated everything where necessary ... smile And reserves for the rich, like Monaco, are also needed ... well ... for the rich. smile
                I noticed a long time ago - as soon as money starts flowing somewhere where it was not there before, where it was, for some reason it starts to worry, and sometimes even becomes aggressive ...
                In order for money to flow into our offshores, it is not enough to create it, you need to first direct this money with a strong hand in a good iron grip and then hold it ... It is unlikely that in Monaco and in some other places such an undertaking will cause a storm of sincere positive emotions, you will not it seems? smile
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 22: 29
                  +3
                  I thought there was no world government.
                  And no world elites.
                  Do what is beneficial.
                  It is beneficial for Americans to withdraw money to all sorts of BVIs and Seychelles, for Russians through Latvia to Luxembourg (for example), etc.
                  It all depends on the benefits and feasibility.
                  It will be beneficial for the Japanese, Chinese and, for example, the Turks - they will move to Russian offshore companies. hi
                  1. Trilobite Master
                    Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 23: 34
                    +4
                    There is no world government, but there is no free market with the right to each choice of partners and the terms of the deal.
                    Each bends over the other in all possible ways, without stopping before the threat and before the use of force (if any). A significant redistribution of financial flows is possible only if at least two necessary conditions coincide - the presence of economic benefits and the presence of political power for all participants in the process.
                  2. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 12 January 2021 23: 38
                    +4
                    Here I completely and completely agree hi
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 12 January 2021 14: 50
    +7
    "Don't wow"
    Nice title!
    "Darling, please, don't wow bottle"
    1. Trilobite Master
      Trilobite Master 12 January 2021 15: 16
      +6
      Quote: 3x3zsave
      Sweetheart, would you please, no wow bottle

      And I'm a hundred and fifty "wow" and a herring in Russian. laughing
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 15: 27
      +6
      Quote: 3x3zsave
      "Don't wow"
      Nice title!
      "Darling, please, don't wow bottle"

      Not so - a bottle of good winchek, but so as not to wow laughing
  • hohol95
    hohol95 12 January 2021 17: 16
    +3
    Then the question follows - where do lovers of ostentatious luxury get such money from? Is it because they do not pay extra taxes in their homeland and withdraw money to the afshora! So it turns out - their luxury is paid for with our money as well !!!
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 17: 49
      +3
      Where does this money come from:
      Kaspersky
      Gates
      Mask
      Zuckerberg
      Bezos (Amazon)
      Kardashian ($ 2,8 billion)?
      Or do you think that Monte Carlo is visited exclusively by Russians? laughing
      1. hohol95
        hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 33
        +4
        I do not consider myself a lover of ostentatious luxury. And he meant by the word - ours - all people employed in the sphere of production and consumer services, as well as workers in agriculture and the fishing industry! Or do directors of factories or owners of firms not go to Monaco for vacation? And also all sorts of "figures from politics and art." I think there are "tourists" there and from Israel! And as for the Arabian or African "white collars and turbans" in the entire new history of Monaco left there several US military budgets !!!
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 41
          +4
          Even billionaires don't like ostentatious luxury in Israel. laughing The age-old habit of not standing out because two things will happen:
          a) Beat (at best) and take away the money;
          b) Will beg for them.
          As for Monte Carlo, I'll say this - it's worth a look once)). I prefer summer Switzerland - nature, etc.
          1. hohol95
            hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 46
            +4
            They may not stand out, but they can keep money in local banks and use afshores! And I have not earned and will not earn on Switzerland. I'd better buy a normal piano for my daughter. If he doesn't give up the music!
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 59
              +2
              Everyone uses offshores)).
              Organized tours to Switzerland are not that expensive.
              1. hohol95
                hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 11
                +2
                I will get used to my new job and start saving. If the native government allows ...
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 19: 16
                  +3
                  First you need to see what happened to the pandemic, then decide on the tour)). There won't be a lot of money there, and the food is expensive in Switzerland, but hearty and on the condition of half board everything will come out quite budget
                  All cimes in nature + cool houses against the backdrop of meadows, lakes and mountains.
                  1. hohol95
                    hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 18
                    +3
                    But everyone has their own budget.
                  2. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 12 January 2021 19: 23
                    +4
                    You can’t argue hi
  • hohol95
    hohol95 12 January 2021 12: 06
    +6
    Wikipelia announces that the current ruler will continue his father's reclamation policy. But what about the environment? Where are the "blue-green" activists looking? And they are not fighting for the waters of the Mediterranean ...
    1. kalibr
      12 January 2021 12: 36
      +7
      Quote: hohol95
      Where are the "blue-green" activists looking?

      To your pocket!
      1. hohol95
        hohol95 12 January 2021 17: 18
        +5
        "Poor Poor" Gretchen von Thunberg & Co.
  • Moskovit
    Moskovit 12 January 2021 12: 46
    +5
    Yes, an interesting country. But very small and mountainous. Legs hurt from walking up and down). Lots of greenery. But due to the large number of transport, if you are not by the sea, you feel a strong gas pollution. I watched such a moment, tangerines grew by the road. They were collected by the guys with ladders and placed neatly in boxes. Someone will get fruit with the entire periodic table ...

    If, after leaving the casino, it becomes bad with the heart from losing or winning))


    These are the prices for housing. Maybe someone will look after something for themselves))
    1. Pane Kohanku
      Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 13: 38
      +8
      These are the prices for housing. Maybe someone will look after something for themselves))

      Alexey, tell me, please, where can I get 6 euros? wink And so that there was nothing for me ... repeat And then Monte Carlo San is too lured - terraces of 30 m2. fellow Joke! yes "Here I was born, here I will die!" (Emperor Pavel Petrovich). drinks
      1. Mihaylov
        Mihaylov 12 January 2021 14: 16
        +6
        Quote: Pane Kohanku
        Alexey, tell me, please, where can I get 6 euros? wink And so that there is nothing for me ...

        If you will take 6 euros, take me too, please.
        Thanks in advance. drinks
        1. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 15: 43
          +4
          If you will take 6 euros, take me too, please.

          There is a mezzanine for tripis, but this is for rogue, and a penthouse for 9 999! drinks We'll have to move the tiles, we'll call Anton, and re-glue the rhinestones on the baseboards - we can do this all three of us, and drunk. laughing
          1. Mihaylov
            Mihaylov 12 January 2021 15: 48
            +7
            Quote: Pane Kohanku
            rush to move the tiles, we will call Anton

            We will move the tile (or will we move it?), No worse than in that issue:

            And glueing wallpaper drunk is generally a good tradition of Russian repair with friends! drinks
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 12 January 2021 17: 08
              +5
              Will we move the tile (or will we move it?),


              Not that way and not that way.
              We will lie! drinks
              And better drunk. drinks
              1. Mihaylov
                Mihaylov 12 January 2021 17: 13
                +8
                Quote: Sea Cat
                We will lie!

                As my mother said: "I keep the flour on and on, but the dough keeps on running out and on."
                My wife rolled her eyes ... drinks
                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 12 January 2021 17: 27
                  +6
                  You can also "bow", but it already depends on education. laughing drinks
          2. hohol95
            hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 50
            +2
            I helped my friend from my youth to glue the wallpaper - I drank the moonshine and brought out the veditk - the walls need to be putty. And left. And a friend pasted the wallpaper, but I did not see that result! He then remembered that "help" for a long time ...
      2. Moskovit
        Moskovit 12 January 2021 14: 50
        +3
        It seems to me that any Russians from the middle class (salary from 17 tr.) Can accumulate such an amount for retirement)).
        1. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 52
          +8
          It seems to me that any Russians from the middle class (salary from 17 tr.) Can accumulate such an amount for retirement)).

          The main thing is not to eat at all, but just before moving to sell the liver, heart and both kidneys. yes drinks
          1. Mihaylov
            Mihaylov 12 January 2021 14: 58
            +7
            Quote: Pane Kohanku
            and just before moving to sell the liver, heart and both kidneys.

            And the skeleton - to the anatomical museum! drinks
            1. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 15: 25
              +7
              And the skeleton - to the anatomical museum!

              And everything else - in humus, as in the movie "Water World". laughing It is necessary for the Monacians (or what is it correct? Monacians? Monakians?) To fertilize the beds with something! request Moreover, they have given their main pot to some needy visiting monarch long ago (see the communication thread below). wink
              1. hohol95
                hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 51
                +2
                They are Monegasques ...
          2. Catfish
            Catfish 12 January 2021 17: 10
            +5
            Pralna! And leave the Main Authority, otherwise why the devil do we need this Monaco! drinks
            1. hohol95
              hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 52
              +3
              Only in alcohol. No formalin.
              1. Catfish
                Catfish 12 January 2021 18: 54
                +3
                Cutlets separately, flies separately! drinks
        2. Astra wild2
          Astra wild2 12 January 2021 16: 47
          +3
          Try it and we'll see
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 13: 52
      +4
      For 1,700 thousand euros in Tel Aviv, you can take a 4-room apartment in a good area, with 10% annual growth in cost (you beat off the cost in 10 years and you can put 100% profit in your pocket), as well as 2000 euros per month you can get a minimum of rent))
      And here is the Studio, although it can also be rented, and, most likely, at least for the same money. The question is the growth rate of real estate prices
    3. akinak-f
      akinak-f 12 January 2021 14: 14
      +5
      These are the prices for housing. Maybe someone will look after something for themselves))
      The reason for the terrible prices is in the main joke of Monaco as an offshore: a company can be registered in Monaco and become tax-free only if it has a real Monaco address. And so, businessmen from all over the world bring denyufkies here and buy real estate. At least a kennel, at least a hovel .... For the top three - the five IU (ie MegaEuro). And on these denyufki, the principality, including, lives. :)
  • mvbmvbmvb
    mvbmvbmvb 12 January 2021 14: 08
    0
    The origins of the modern principality of "Monaco" - in dirty betrayal, and then - in the groveling of over more powerful neighbors. A remarkable fact - in the palace they proudly show the bed on which one passing monarch "slept badly". At the moment of "swimming" he was seized by terrible diarrhea, and he ordered urgently! to stick to the nearest shore. Then, for the hospitality in the form of a pot, he showed patronage to the monks. Well, the whole history of the "principality" and princes like that, and even dirtier ...
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 16
      11
      Horror
      How do they live with such a history up to 89 years on average? what
      1. Pane Kohanku
        Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 20
        +8
        How do they live with such a history up to 89 years on average?

        Can you imagine if they didn't have a free pot at hand? Or would it have been, but the wrong system? lol
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 28
          +9
          Then they could be proud of their glorious history as part of France, but they would live like fuckers - up to 82 years on average laughing
          1. Pane Kohanku
            Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 29
            +9
            but would live like fuckers - up to 82 years on average

            That is, the correct pot is an artifact that gives the entire squad +7 to vitality? laughing
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 34
              +7
              Timely pot laughing
              1. Pane Kohanku
                Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 36
                +5
                Timely pot

                And for the untimely latecomer then they were exiled to Brittany or Normandy? With this pot on your head? lol
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 39
                  +5
                  Worse. Deported to some alpine hole like the Valais canton crying
                2. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 12 January 2021 14: 43
                  +8
                  To Las Vegas! Let them feel like rogue!
                  1. Pane Kohanku
                    Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 14: 49
                    +9
                    To Las Vegas! Let them feel like rogue!

                    Let's go back to the scientific literature:
                    "If they were unscrupulous Slovenes who did not want to drain strictly into the pot, they would have been deported to Ussuri, which they would have subsequently washed with their Ussuri" (Master of Trilobite, "Origins and Sewers of the Origin of Nations", monograph, St. Petersburg, publishing house "VO", 2021, p. 571). soldier
                    1. hohol95
                      hohol95 12 January 2021 18: 56
                      +3
                      But could the ancestors of modern Monaca have arranged the southern coast of the White Sea in a similar way? Well, there to fill up the earth, breed cacti, ride reindeer to Paris? To beat the whales with harpoons?
                      1. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 10: 51
                        +2
                        To beat the whales with harpoons?

                        I don’t know ... Neither a hotel can be built, nor a casino opened ... what
                      2. hohol95
                        hohol95 13 January 2021 11: 26
                        +1
                        For example a play yurt or is there a chum? And with the Samoyeds to play with skins or walrus tusk. Deer horns.
                      3. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 11: 36
                        +2
                        And with the Samoyeds to play with skins or walrus tusk.

                        While the Spaniards fought on the seas with the British for real gold, ours went to Siberia for the "soft gold" - sable. And so they went to Alaska ... what So ... why not? wink
                      4. hohol95
                        hohol95 13 January 2021 11: 46
                        +1
                        They didn't think about it then. It was easier for them to live in a warmer climate. Yes, and there were more roads in Europ.
                      5. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 11: 50
                        +2
                        They didn't think about it then. It was easier for them to live in a warmer climate. Yes, and there were more roads in Europ.

                        This is yes. Their climate is really softer.
                        I just have a long thought wandering ... Why did we become a continental power, and European states set out to explore / conquer the places beyond the ocean? Russia's unique position? In a sense, our ancestors could walk to the east on foot, and wherever they spit - either to fight with a neighbor for land, or to open new lands? drinks
                      6. hohol95
                        hohol95 13 January 2021 12: 01
                        +1
                        So ours in the taiga had to go not in parade formation. The Yakuts alone arranged how many clashes. But maybe our surplus was enough when communicating with the locals! And then they had to swim either among the ice or along the rivers. The Baltic was not seen for a long time, and the Black Sea even longer. So they went on foot.
                      7. Pane Kohanku
                        Pane Kohanku 13 January 2021 12: 31
                        +1
                        So ours in the taiga had to go not in parade formation. The Yakuts alone arranged how many clashes. But maybe our surplus was enough when communicating with the locals!

                        Not only the Yakuts - then the Chukchi, and even the Tlingits. And sometimes ours behaved no better than the conquistadors. Remember, maybe Sherzad last year published an article about the internecine relations of our own industrialists? Not that with other peoples - they fought among themselves!
                        The Baltic was not seen for a long time, and the Black Sea even longer. So they went on foot.

                        The Baltic, conventionally, was passable in some years. There was also sailing experience - in the North, in the Caspian Sea ..
              2. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 13 January 2021 12: 05
                +4
                On the White Sea there are Sami, not Samoyeds
              3. hohol95
                hohol95 13 January 2021 12: 07
                +3
                Not strong in settling the peoples of the north. I hope they won't be offended by me.
              4. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 13 January 2021 12: 11
                +3
                It's just that I myself come from the Kola Peninsula wink
              5. hohol95
                hohol95 13 January 2021 12: 13
                +3
                I am a "black earth", but some yesterday I was recorded as "Little Russians" horses.
              6. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 13 January 2021 12: 15
                +3
                I was included in everyone! laughing
              7. hohol95
                hohol95 13 January 2021 12: 18
                +3
                You can write in different ways. In different words. But that was yesterday. Today is already today. drinks
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 13 January 2021 12: 04
    +2
    Choito? Several of them were opened in Teriberka after the success of "Leviathan"
  • Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 12 January 2021 14: 59
    +2
    The monarch, like a little one, would have to do in his pants
    1. Pane Kohanku
      Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 15: 19
      +5
      The monarch, like a little one, would have to do in his pants

      All the witnesses of this "small amateur performance" would then be drowned. laughing
      1. Mihaylov
        Mihaylov 12 January 2021 15: 29
        +5
        Quote: Pane Kohanku
        All the witnesses of this "small amateur performance" would then be drowned.

        Uh-uh, I'm ashamed to ask: what? wassat
        1. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku 12 January 2021 15: 39
          +6
          Uh-uh, I'm ashamed to ask: what?

          In Lake Issyk-Kul, which was formed when the sought-after monarch drank too much ale a year before at a gala reception at the Dzungar Khan. With a pot on my head. stop
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 12 January 2021 14: 29
    +6
    This is how they suffer all their lives, poor fellows! crying
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 36
      +6
      Children are told about this shameful episode only when they come of age, so as not to injure the young psyche and not develop inferiority complexes .. sad
  • Catfish
    Catfish 12 January 2021 14: 26
    +7
    I’ve never been there, and I’m unlikely to go, so at least I’ll read it.
    Thanks to Olegich. fool
    On the topic, a couple of photos of warriors from Monaco, by the way, both the police and firefighters are also listed in the army.


    Now they have М16А2, and before they had French MAS 36 rifles.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 31
      +7
      A good lyalka is a long M-16. In Israel, they called her a mop (matate) - long, but accurate and light laughing
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 12 January 2021 14: 45
        +4
        Good afternoon, Albert. hi
        When I took this "Mop" in my hands for the first time, I was simply amazed at how light it was, and some kind of frivolous attitude arose, as if a children's plastic toy was in my hands. But I didn't have a chance to shoot. request
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 12 January 2021 14: 51
          +6
          Greetings, Constantine! hi Great stuff, but requires constant, good care.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 12 January 2021 14: 56
            +7
            It's like an old water movie.
            The old Chekist sits and cleans the "Nagant", and the young one with a grin: "Petrovich, why are you" Nagan "every evening, like a woman, licking?

            And he answered: "But you won't lick him, he will let you down, again like a woman, at the most inopportune moment." wink
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 12 January 2021 15: 39
              +6
              “The rifle is like a girlfriend! You invest in it, it satisfies you, if you score on it - it throws it! "(C)
              “And if you score on the army, the organ that you score on it will be a boomerang. He always returns and only to you "(c)
              TsAKHAL Levsky folklore of junior sergeants training))
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 12 January 2021 18: 03
                +6
                And this strange phrase: a rifle is a friend of man ...
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 12
                  +6
                  “Every communist must learn the truth that“ the rifle gives rise to power ”. Our principle is that the party commands the rifle; it is completely unacceptable for the rifle to command the party. "
                  Mao
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 12 January 2021 18: 17
                    +4
                    Did he become so smart after Chiang Kai Shi's Shtennes dumped?
                    1. Krasnodar
                      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 32
                      +6
                      Yes, he sat down on a clever man from his youth
                      “We are for the destruction of war, we do not need war, but the only way to destroy a war is through war. If you don't want rifles, grab your rifle. "- Mao Zedong
                      1. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 12 January 2021 18: 40
                        +7
                        I can't help but welcome!
                        Absolutely Jewish principles.
                        Is Mao really Chinese?
                      2. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 42
                        +5
                        He is a Trotskyist, therefore an internationalist laughing
                      3. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 12 January 2021 19: 03
                        +4
                        I do not believe! There are, of course, genetic deviations and mental illness, but Mao did not deviate one iota from the Chinese paradigm, consonant with the Jewish
                      4. Krasnodar
                        Krasnodar 12 January 2021 19: 14
                        +3
                        ??
                        Can you tell us more about the Jewish and Chinese paradigm?
        2. vladcub
          vladcub 12 January 2021 18: 10
          +6
          Not only in the IDF. This wisdom of ALL armies
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 13
            +3
            Quote: vladcub
            Not only in the IDF. This wisdom of ALL armies

            Yes it is clear. Moreover, it seems to me that most of the old sayings are ripped off from the armies of different countries of the commonwealth of nations - for example, the first British, the second Australian
            1. vladcub
              vladcub 13 January 2021 08: 54
              +3
              No wonder: Jews are everywhere, and armed forces are in all countries.
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 13 January 2021 11: 44
                +2
                Palestine was under the Britons. ))
  • 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 12 January 2021 18: 07
    +4
    I happened to. Out of habit, I put two-thirds of the store in milk.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 14
      +3
      Did you shoot in bursts? ))
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 12 January 2021 18: 27
        +4
        Short. At the beginning. Then with single, 3-4 shots, something started to work out, the last one planted in the "six". One of the most vivid memories of the army
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 35
          +4
          Jews and Britons, as well as amerskiye specialists, do not fire bursts of assault rifles at all. Such fire is considered inaccurate, ineffective and leads to a large and unnecessary waste of fighter ammunition.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 12 January 2021 18: 47
            +4
            Well yes. But there is also such a concept as "cover with fire." However, this is for the "spetsura". Only once I saw this.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 12 January 2021 19: 13
              +3
              Spetsura single gives such a density of fire that mom does not cry))
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 12 January 2021 19: 18
                +2
                Well, as I understand it, it happens differently with them.
                1. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 19: 22
                  +2
                  Cover yourself with fire in the absence of the possibility of cover or dash from cover to cover. Therefore, “cover by fire” is used, forcing the enemy to reduce his rate and density because of your shooting. And there, as you write correctly, everything is according to the situation.
                2. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 12 January 2021 19: 56
                  +2
                  This is standard practice. But when the "fire cover" is aimed at defeating the "target" cover ...
                3. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 20: 00
                  +2
                  Defeat the target's fire support? Well, from the same opera, in principle
                4. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 12 January 2021 20: 18
                  +2
                  Defeat target's fire support
                  Yes. The fire was conducted by one person with two hands. Right "cover", left "target".
                5. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 20: 46
                  +2
                  What is the distance? Weapon?
                6. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 12 January 2021 20: 57
                  +2
                  Distance 10-15, right - PM, left Beretta, or something ... I saw such a "fantasy" a few years later in "The Matrix" ...
                7. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 21: 09
                  +2
                  Macedonian shooting
                  I do not believe in the effectiveness of this in combat conditions.
                  Usually translated with one pistol for two targets, 1-1 or 2-2 (1-2; 2-1)
                8. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 12 January 2021 21: 21
                  +2
                  Yeah. When I used the term "shooting in Macedonian" they looked at me like an idiot.
                  The effectiveness this time was: one main target, five out of six secondary, and sadness, defeat of the shooter.
                9. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 12 January 2021 22: 32
                  +1
                  I have never seen such a thing, I have not practiced, I do not know how. And I don't see any expediency.
                  Shooter's defeat - he hit himself or do you see a target under the shooter?
                10. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 13 January 2021 05: 19
                  +2
                  The shooter did not hit the sixth secondary target, he was counted as his own defeat.
                11. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 13 January 2021 11: 44
                  +1
                  Because the targets for Macedonian shooting must be plus minus on the same line. In a real battle, you have to be a good master of the pistol (I'm not exaggerating) to hit the bodyguard and the target at once. The person moves, twitches, jumps back. Bullets must have a "stopping effect" and so on.
                12. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 13 January 2021 11: 59
                  +1
                  There is no objection here, the targets were motionless. These are now interactive shooting galleries, by the way, I like it.
                13. Krasnodar
                  Krasnodar 13 January 2021 14: 33
                  +1
                  Yes, much more interesting
  • vladcub
    vladcub 13 January 2021 09: 04
    +2
    "Covering yourself with fire if there is no possibility of cover or running from cover to cover" will work if there are enough cartridges, but if the cartridges run out?
  • hohol95
    hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 00
    +4
    And their helmets are not from the British "bobby"?
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 12 January 2021 19: 18
      +4
      Yeah, the "used" ones were thrown off. laughing
      1. hohol95
        hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 20
        +4
        Humanitarian!
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 12 January 2021 19: 24
          +5
          Fuck, the Monaco girls gave them a ride to the coronation.
          1. hohol95
            hohol95 12 January 2021 19: 34
            +5
            Barter. Capitalists .... Honey, I sold that trash.
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 12 January 2021 20: 10
              +8
              Anecdote from Soviet times.
              The secretary of the regional committee and the local abbot grappled.
              (I will not retell everything, one ending.)
              .................................................. ........................
              Secretary:
              - And we will not give you Komsomol members for the procession!
              Rector:
              - And I will not give you nuns in the bath!
              Secretary:
              - But for this, father, you can put your party card on the table!

              Barter... laughing
  • Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 12 January 2021 14: 29
    +8
    Vyacheslav Olegovich, thank you for the walk around Monaco. You are a good guide
  • Catfish
    Catfish 12 January 2021 15: 10
    +5
    Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, track and photo.

  • Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 12 January 2021 16: 15
    +4
    "not suspecting anything bad, the guards let the monks in." I wonder when Grimaldi captured the fortress, did he let strangers in to spend the night?
    1. kalibr
      12 January 2021 17: 17
      +4
      Quote: Astra wild2
      did he let strangers in for the night?

      I think no!
  • vladcub
    vladcub 12 January 2021 17: 58
    +4
    "The most honorable families" - for some reason reminded me from: "Romeo and Juliet" - Coins and Capuleti. They, too, were from honorable families, but "friendly".
    Q. Oh, you do not know how these clans live among themselves?
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 03
      +4
      Plague on all 15 houses? laughing
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 12 January 2021 18: 04
        +3
        Maybe you are right
        1. depressant
          depressant 13 January 2021 11: 07
          +3
          But Juliet's theme is not disclosed. About Grace Kelly they only timidly mentioned somewhere far above, and about the unfortunate modern princess-athlete they generally kept silent. But this is also a story, woven into the history of the coat of arms with solid oak leaves - evergreen, by the way, creating a feeling of strength and immutability of the given conditions for the existence of the dynasty.
          If we compare it with the coats of arms of the Decembrists, it becomes clear why our guys lost. Look at the leaves on their crests! They seem to be torn by the wind, and they are carried away by the hurricane of history. Such is the predetermination of actions, given by the drawing of the shrewd heraldist.
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 13 January 2021 14: 13
            +3
            Grace Kelly was only timidly mentioned somewhere far above,
            You offend, Lyudmila Yakovlevna! crying I even brought a book about her!
          2. vladcub
            vladcub 13 January 2021 14: 47
            +4
            "The unfortunate princess-spot was generally silent in unison," so there was no "broth" to the reporters.
            If only: gave birth from an orangutan, athletes fought on the track or else, something sensational they are always right there, but nothing: "tasty"
            1. depressant
              depressant 13 January 2021 15: 48
              +3
              For me, the misfortune of the beautiful and noble Charlene is the need to spend the rest of my life in Monaco. It's like in a coffin: on the one hand, there are almost sheer cliffs (and you, colleagues, cannot imagine what the gravitational pressure of the lateral rock is and how strong it is felt, how it presses on the psyche), and on the other, the sea. And how to live on a narrow strip between them? First, into a curiosity, exotic, and then a person accustomed to spaciousness will inevitably show signs of claustrophobia and hopelessness. Apparently, Charlene felt it immediately. Moreover, it is an alien environment, an unpleasant social stratum of old European aristocrats. And as an attachment - an unromantic womanizer husband with his side children and mistresses.
              1. vladcub
                vladcub 13 January 2021 17: 03
                +3
                Lyudmila Yakovlevna, now there is a reassessment of ALL values ​​and the presence of side children is no longer a sensation.
                I am not emotional Astra and I don't care about a romantic appearance. "A layer of old European aristocrats" here yes. If they got stuck in the 18th century, then you won't envy her: "evil tongues are worse than pistols." We do not know what kind of way those grandees or signers have. I now remembered vaudeville, it seems: "Silva" some young baron fell in love with the artist, and his Maman fell in love with him: how is it a nobleman and a commoner ... Then it turned out that Maman in the past was an actress and her stage name: " Nightingale".
                In the same way, they could sulk at the princess.
                In fact, now in the 21st century, divorce is not a problem and the prince will be able to choose another one.
                1. depressant
                  depressant 13 January 2021 17: 43
                  +3
                  You see ...
                  The princes chose and choose thoroughbred, intelligent beauties as wives to maintain their princely breed, with the goal of preserving their own, albeit small, but state. Such is the parallel life and such its meaning, against the background of which the life of our pseudo-aristocracy seems shallow and vulgar. And the beauties go to the princes in marriage, realizing that their children will continue to carry this lofty goal. This is a different level of predestination - something that is generally absent in the life of our upper stratum, namely, the understanding of our predetermination with an accompanying consciousness of responsibility. If you have already undertaken to be aristocrats, so be them!
                  And Albert's intemperance - well, that's me, by the way)))
              2. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 13 January 2021 17: 22
                +3
                unromantic womanizer husband with his side children and mistresses.
                I think this option is much preferable to rape by a mob of blacks who consider a white woman their legal prey.
                1. depressant
                  depressant 13 January 2021 18: 00
                  +2
                  Anton ...
                  What are you doing? belay ))))
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 13 January 2021 18: 09
                    +3
                    I mean, Charlene was born and raised in South Africa and successfully dumped out of there.
                    1. depressant
                      depressant 13 January 2021 18: 52
                      +2
                      Oh, this ... Yes, I somehow didn't remember. There, unfortunate whites live in fenced-in villages, patrol them day and night, control at the entrance. And who knows that in cities, you can't put a white patrol there. Why would the country be given to the "increased national self-awareness" of those who until recently ran in palm skirts, shaking their spears in continuous inter-tribal wars? We succumbed to the same pressure. And now the consciousness is somehow gnawing that our share of participation in this outrage is present. Indirectly, but there is.
  • vladcub
    vladcub 12 January 2021 18: 02
    +4
    Quote: kalibr
    Quote: Astra wild2
    did he let strangers in for the night?

    I think no!

    Suddenly, another "malizya" knocks?
  • bandabas
    bandabas 12 January 2021 18: 24
    +3
    Pseudo-state-parasite. As well as its inhabitants.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 12 January 2021 18: 44
      +5
      Parasitize, you know, on the desire for a good life laughing
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 13 January 2021 14: 50
        +3
        Which are not good. In their corner. Knees on the corn
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 13 January 2021 15: 17
          +2
          And 200 times with rods!
          1. vladcub
            vladcub 13 January 2021 15: 39
            +3
            Let's do it
            1. depressant
              depressant 13 January 2021 17: 20
              +3
              Do you think it will work? )))
              I doubt it. The guys for 700 years sat on their piece of land, gripping it with their teeth. Those who could not stand life in a narrow pencil case were sorted out into neighboring territories. There were those who survived, turned out to be not only suitable for, on the one hand, heavenly, and on the other hand, rather mournful geographical conditions, but also turned out to be strong in mind to defiantly defend their right to a piece of coastline and adapt it to the needs of the rich part of everything humanity. As if a spider web was thrown over the whole world, they knew what to weave it from. Very robust. Because where you sit on them, there you get off. This is an extremely instructive example, but not everyone is interested in science.