The XXXIII International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo brought together the best artists from around the world under the dome of the famous tent of Fontvieille. Among them were our compatriots. For the first time in this millennium and for the second time in the history of the country, Ukraine received a gold award at the Monte Carlo festival. On January 18, 2009, she was awarded the Kobzov circus performers, air gymnasts Dmitry Grigorov and Oles Shulge for the flight of passion. “Princess Stephanie is standing over there!” Natasha Rybchenko, artist of the National Circus of Ukraine, winner of last year’s festival in Monte Carlo, pushed me by the arm. “You just don’t need to take pictures,” she predicted my attempt to raise the camera, “she doesn’t like that.” Continue reading
Monegasques (as the locals call themselves) manage from time to time to solve their “housing problem” without declaring war on neighboring France. Land is taken from the sea, filling new areas with earth. Thus, the area of Fontvieille with an area of 220,000 square meters appeared. meters. Is it worth mentioning that a meter of land in Monaco costs crazy money?
All can be kings. The ancient family of Grimaldi ruled the principality from the fourteenth century: it turns out that this is the oldest ruling dynasty in Europe. If other European monarchs have long lost their leadership status and exist mainly “for prestige”, then the Prince of Monaco still solves all the political and economic issues of the country. Continue reading
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