Three days in Monaco (part 1)
A helicopter came in from the sea to land, and a young gentleman in glasses with red glasses and a light suitcase made of red leather shouted into my ear,…

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Sardinian protectorate
An agreement between Monaco and Sardinian King Victor Emmanuel I was signed at Stupinigi on November 8, 1817. It was much less favorable for the principality than the treaty with…

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Older sister (part 1)
Among the inhabitants of the Principality of Monaco, a legend is known about how the distant ancestor of Grimaldi rejected the harassment of a certain lady who turned out to…

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Albert’s active life

In 1988, Prince Albert was appointed President of the Organizing Committee of the Monte Carlo Television Festival, held annually in the Principality in February, to which hundreds of television experts come. Here his interest in communications and technological innovations taking place in this industry is fully manifested.

Albert had to solve another important problem. For a long time, the principality appeared on the black list of the international commission on combating money laundering. The Principality has gained fame as an offshore zone, where billions of dollars flowed from financial fraud around the world. Albert Grimaldi did everything to improve the reputation of the country: together with Rainier III, Albert achieved the exclusion of the principality from the “black” lists. Continue reading

Roulette is the best gamble
The name of one of the most popular gambling in the world - roulette - gave the French word roulette (wheel). And it is deeply natural. After all, roulette began…

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About the tax-free system and the construction boom
For the first time, the principality seriously thought about the possibility of a financial catastrophe in the twenties, when the decline of the gaming industry sharply reduced the income of…

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Nature of monaco
Monaco is located on the southern periphery of the maritime Alps composed of limestone. The climate is Mediterranean with moderately warm winters (average January temperature + 8-10 ° С) and…

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