The first note under this title received comments and approving, and abusive. Some swore like this: hey, went to Turkey, and now he is making a public problem out of his petty private problem. No, vacation in Turkey is not a small and private matter. Last year more than 500 thousand Russians and Ukrainians rested there. If a thousand dollars from the nose – comes out 500 million. With shopping – a billion dollars.
All excitedly discussing the billion spent by the oligarch. And our own billion dollars isn’t more important? If we pay such money, then, probably, we have the right to demand quality and politeness. Continue reading
Imagine our tourists without Turkey, just like Turkey without our compatriots, for several years now simply impossible. Our people have thoroughly mastered the Mediterranean coast: from May to October on the Turkish Riviera (Kemer, Antalya, Belek, Side, Alanya), Russian dialect drowns out all others. But this is not the whole beach Turkey … Continue reading
On the issue of faith and tolerance. Very relevant – in the light of recent shelling and the complete destruction of the statues of the Buddha. “I don’t know a traveler,” wrote IA Bunin, “who did not repent of the Turks because they exposed the temple, deprived it of sculptures, paintings, mosaics …”. And we, who survived the most cruel and destructive 20th century, when thousands of temples were blown up, should thank the Turks for not blowing up, not tearing, not burning. In 1935, when by the order of Turkish President Kemal Ataturk, Hagia Sophia was turned into a museum, the restorers revealed part of the mosaic. Continue reading