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George Clooney Towers Over Danny DeVito at SeriousFun Gala

George Clooney Towers Over Danny DeVito at SeriousFun Gala

George Clooney and Danny DeVito pose together while attending 2015 SeriousFun Children’s Network New York Gala held at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Monday (March 2) in New York City.

The two actors were joined by Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Aloe Blacc.

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The gala celebrated the legacy of SeriousFun founder Paul Newman and benefited SeriousFun Children’s Network, which is a “growing global community of 30 camps and programs serving children living with serious illnesses and their families.”

10+ pictures inside of George Clooney hitting the SeriousFun Children’s Network New York Gala…

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  • Courtney Puzzo

    well Clooney is 5 ft 10 in while Devito is only 5 ft tall

  • En Vogue

    George Clooney looks much happier and relaxed here. Everyone notices it! Seems like he’s treading on egg shells when he’s around the Islamist intimidating she male who towers over & glares down at him through her nostrils…

  • Anonima

    Stan Rosenfield maximized publicity for his talent at this event.
    I bet kids were happy to see Batman & Penguin together.

  • Guest

    I think perfect height difference for George with a woman would be 5ft3- 5ft5 (barefoot), because tall women dwarf him, emasculating him to a puny old man.
    Danny DeVito is 4ft11 since IMDb always adds an inch or 2. The PR people do actually.
    George is 6 inches taller than Danny DeVito. Too big a difference.
    So a 5ft5 woman with average 4″ heels would be just an inch shorter than him. Perfect height difference according to image consultants is that the woman is 3-4 inches shorter in heels. That’s ear height as the average man has an 8-9 inch long head (cranium).

    Angelina Jolie is 5ft6 (I met her when she filmed The Tourist, and I’m 5ft7 so she was a good 1.5 inches shorter than me). Look at her perfect height difference with Brad Pitt. Makes him look like a virile he-man. LOL
    Anyway, Clooney has been photographed with tall giraffe Eurasian trannies, bandy legged StevenTyler clone horses, massive ogre wrestlers and back to ugly, hump-nosed tall, gaunt hunchback Arab she males, in the last 8 years.
    All rendering him a puny, emasculated old man.
    See how strong, youthful and handsome he looks standing next to Danny DeVito??
    I thought he was artistic. Can’t he see himself in photos?
    Do a collage with him an Angelina to see the visual difference. Only he’s shorter than Brad Pitt by 2 inches.

  • Katiedot of #GCHQ

    If George Clooney felt so insecure about being single for 20 years at 53 and married the first one who came along just so he can play the public image part of married man, couldn’t he at least find love? What a loser.
    Obviously never found love.
    That ring does not suit him when you remember that it’s linked to Amal Alamuddin the Islamic Arab terrorist from a family of Islamists who support Hamas and a criminal arms dealer uncle who money launders to her family and more. Ziad Takieddine is responsible for the death of hundreds of people as an arms dealer supplying ISIL.
    Sorry. This was a charity event. But George Clooney is a disgrace linked to ISIL.

  • Katiedot of #GCHQ

    GEORGE CLOONEY and his Islamic Arab terrorist links to Amal Alamuddin:
    As this woman was never vetted (which is painfully true of any global elitists infiltrating the democrat party of American politics), anyone who questioned her ties to those whom America used to list as terrorists or terrorist organizations was and still is, of course, racist. Now that we have had a year of this woman in the entertainment spotlight, we have found that her resume was painfully padded as she had never led nor has she yet to win a case on which she is working, most of which involve her defending human rights violators, not defending human rights. In addition, she never seems to work. She has been on as many lavish holidays since her wedding in September as the Obamas. Her “career” fits the narrative well for that, though, because if the Clooneys are apart for too long, it is because she is the “greatest human rights attorney of all time” and must be in London or wherever to work. If it is ever pointed out that she never seems to be at work then she can magically telecommute.

    In any event, the point of this piece is neither to make assumptions nor to point out what should be glaringly obvious. It is to make note of some of the cast of characters who make up Amal’s life both professionally and personally, only to find that many times it overlaps and many of them work against American interests. The media will not do it, and it is very hard to find as most of her bio has been scrubbed from the internet. Type her into any search engine. Almost every bio starts with “Left war torn Lebanon at the age of 2 (sometimes 4) for the UK”… “Parents are in respected professions of journalism and education”…. “law school, clerked for Sotomayor, hit up the UN” and then CLOONEY. No other boyfriends… at 36 YEARS OLD. No friends. I could not even find the name of the mother for her two half-brothers. Every single one reads EXACTLY. THE. SAME. I have stated since the beginning and stand firm on the platform that this arranged marriage will be used to soften the image of radical Muslim extremism in America to put the global elite agenda through pop culture while denigrating the core values which made America great. See how the admin is catering to Hamas, Iran, and all of what we once considered our enemies? See how it denigrates “Republicans” (which means, after November, any American regardless of former political affiliation) and Israel? I realize now how crazy that sounded a year ago. Not so much anymore.

    Let’s start with Amal Alamuddin’s arms dealer uncle Ziad Takiedinne-a Lebanese businessman who has been implicated in some of the nation’s biggest arms scandals. According to Etienne Rouillon of Vice News,

    He was an alleged middleman in the Karachi affair, a series of kickbacks connected to submarine contracts between France and Pakistan. The contracts allegedly financed the 1995 presidential campaign of former prime minister Édouard Balladur. Sarkozy was budget minister and Balladur’s spokesman at the time of the Karachi affair, and was investigated for his role in the affair.

    Arfi described Takieddine as a businessman leaving behind numerous traces of unofficial dealings between France and Libya.

    “What we discovered is that the man we thought was tied to one era and one scandal — the Balladur era and the Karachi scandal — became more and more professional as time went on,” Arfi said. “From the mid ’90s to the Sarkozy presidential election, he became the common thread [through all the scandals] that exposed the dark side of Sarkozyism.” …

    “Mr. Takieddine was supposed to receive 350 million euros in secret commission fees,” Arfi told VICE News. “But Chirac stopped the deal from going ahead, prompting the need for a new business El Dorado… which turned out to be Libya.” …

    According to Mediapart, members of the Chirac administration — including Sarkozy’s team — helped Takieddine “win contracts with the Libyan regime,” then under the control of Qaddafi.

    In addition, Takieddine’s had an alleged role in a reported transfer of 50 million euros from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime to French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign… In March 2011, as Sarkozy was spearheading an international campaign to impose a no-fly zone over uprising-hit Libya, Gaddafi’s eldest son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi told Euronews TV that his father had financed Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign. “He’s disappointed us,” said Saif al-Islam Gaddafi before declaring, “Give us back our money.”

    Who is Saif-al-Islam Gaddafi? Son of the aforementioned deposed Lebanon dictator Muammar Gaddafi who

    was negotiating with the United States in order to conclude a comprehensive agreement making any further payments for American victims of terror attacks that have been blamed on Libya – such as the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing, the 1988 Lockerbie bombing and the 1989 UTA Flight 772 bombing – conditional upon U.S. payment of compensation for the 40 Libyans killed and 220 injured in the 1986 United States bombing of Tripoli and Benghazi. On 14 August 2008, the U.S.-Libya Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement was signed in Tripoli … In an August 2008 BBC TV interview, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi said that Libya had admitted responsibility (but not “guilt”) for the Lockerbie bombing simply to get trade sanctions removed. He further admitted that Libya was being “hypocritical” and was “playing on words”, but Libya had no other choice on the matter. According to Gaddafi, a letter admitting “responsibility” was the only way to end the economic sanctions imposed on Libya. When asked about the $10m (£5.3m) compensation that Libya was paying to each victim’s family, he again repeated that Libya was doing so because it had no other choice. He went on to describe the families of the Lockerbie victims as “trading with the blood of their sons and daughters” and being very “greedy”. “They were asking for more money and more money and more money”. (from Wikipedia, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi)

    Speaking of greedy, this guy is loaded but the British taxpayer is footing his defensebill. Oh… who is representing him, by the way? Amal Clooney.

    Then there is Gaddafi’s sidekick, Abdullah Senussi. According to The Guardian newspaper, “Senussi had a reputation for brutality since the 1970s. During the 1980s he was head of internal security in Libya, at a time when many opponents of Gaddafi were killed.” There is no doubt that he was part of Gaddafi’s regime, and accused of human rights violations and terror. The 62-year-old’s past history includes a suspected involvement in the Abu Selim prison massacre. And in the Telegraph, “Most notoriousfor Libyans is the allegation that he gave the order for the massacre of 1,200 political inmates in Abu Salim prison in 1996. His notoriety has spread to Europe. For Britain, he will long be remembered for his involvement in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing in which 270 people were killed. The French will remember him for his role in masterminding the bombing of a French airliner over Niger in 1989 in which 170 people were killed. That led to a 1999 case in which he was convicted in absentia in France. He has been unable to travel abroad freely since then. His council says this conviction is a violation of his human rights and has asked for a trial in the Hague.” Guess who is on that case? Amal Clooney.

    Who else is Clooney affiliated with professionally whose actions are in direct conflict with the west? King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain where the ruling family’s hold on the judicial process has “increasingly taken a turn for the worse, with no end in sight for the prosecution of high-profile government critics, a curtailing of the right to any meaningful form of protest or assembly and an escalating human rights abuse record, which includes rampant, unabated torture, according to HRW… One such recently released individual has had to suffer two years of solitary confinement in dire conditions and face routine prison mistreatment for his verbal crimes – human rights activist Nabeel Rajab. appeared on the RT-sponsored Julian Assange interview show in 2012 to share how he’d been kept naked in his cell with a dead animal for company, he hoped for some changes to occur, but instead believes the absolute opposite has occurred during his imprisonment.”

    Julian Assange? Who is representing Wikileaks found Julian Assange? That’s right…Amal Clooney. Of course, his name is allowed to be used in her dossier because his case deals with supposedly making governments transparent. Everyone wants that, right? She and her husband really want us to think they believe in that. That means his name gets noted on the “greatest human rights attorney of all time”’s resume but not, say, the rest of them who are actually human rights violators, not someone a human rights defender would take on.

    The argument is that she is assigned these cases, so what does anyone expect her to do? Say no? Well, yes. In the pop culture and publicity world in which she currently resides, she has a great platform to speak out AGAINST the types of violations these barbarians commit. The record shows that the cases on which she was “assigned” before Clooney involve her defending those we consider terrorists and human rights violators. Since Clooney, she has become the face of much lesser politically charged cases such as the Elgin Marbles, and an anti-free speech case in Armenia. Again… soften her image while getting great PR for the firm and the case. We see her arrive to court, smiling for staged pics, and then she reads from a script and heads out on a private jet. She is interested in using her new found fame to push her politics—and live like the global elitist she is—which run in contrast to everything for which America and the west stand but which our current administration pushes.

    In addition to her caseload, her family is suspect in all of this. We already discussed her uncle. How about her cousin? She and Clooney attended, and Amal officiated, the wedding of Amal’s cousin Tarek Miknas to Ventisislavaka Pavlova, the daughter of slain Bulgarian mafia boss Iliya Pavlov. Pavlov, whose private wealth amounted to anestimated $1.5 billion, was the “eighth richest man in eastern Europe… by riding on the back of the Russian-Bulgarian mafia – he was the leader and founder of Multigroup, an organization that allegedly helped ex-Communist parties to drain billions of BGN out of Bulgaria in the first years of the post-socialist transition.” Think… Soros. Nice people.
    Then there is the Israeli/west hate from various family members, friends and even herself. Debbie Schussel, Conservative political commentator, radio talk show host, columnist, and attorney, had the “pleasure” of attending a wedding back in the mid 1990’s with Amal’s anti-Israeli, pro-Palestinian family (read about it here). It stands to reason, then, that Amal turned down a place on the panel created to investigate Israel’s “occupation” in Gaza against Hamas, which is a terrorist organization but funds Al Jazeera, longtime employer of Amal’s mother. She cannot allow her true anti-Israeli bias to come forth too soon for fear of antagonizing Clooney’s “everyman” American audience. The wording of her statement, though, states definitively where she stands to anyone who understands Middle Eastern politics. A man by the name of David Groen asked in an open letter to Amal Clooney to clarify her statement “I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian casualties and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed.” Groen continues, “I was greatly disappointed with her use of the term ‘occupied Gaza Strip,’ which besides being totally inaccurate, also reveals a strong anti-Israel bias. Israel does not occupy Gaza, in fact it does not even want a presence there. It is only defending itself against a terrorist organization committed to its destruction. A terrorist organization that runs Gaza with such a strong hand it should actually be called the occupier. Her words also imply that Israel is guilty of crimes even though they are preceded with a call for an independent investigation. It sounds very much like she has already decided the outcome of that investigation.” Of course she has. She and her family are incredibly anti-Israel and pro-Hamas.

    As for Amal’s mother, Baria in the Doha Debate in November 2009, she said of Israel: “The last thing I will ever do in my life is protect Israel or defend Israel. I’m Lebanese, I left my country, I live in the UK since… I left my beloved country since 1982, I live in the UK courtesy of an Israeli invasion of my country, and Israel still invades my country whenever it pleases. You think I defend Israel?… Israel should not have a nuclear weapon, they should get rid of nuclear weapons today.” This is a woman who is pro-Hamas and fiercely pro-PLO to the point of once referring to Yasser Arafat as a “family friend.” She owns a PR firm called Globell Communications, which explains the ease with which narratives are created and reformed. She is also the foreign editor of al-Hayat, a Pan-Arab newspaper which is not above mocking the suffering of 9-11 victims with innumerable callous cartoons. A 2007 “Al-Hayat” sketch depicted Osama bin Laden grinning while making the “V” for victory sign with two fingers formed like the blazing Twin Towers. A 2002 cartoon showed legs shaped like an “11” chasing Uncle Sam and captioned “September.” Another caricature showed a Muslim praying for the death of Americans. The prayer was portrayed as missiles, reading “Allah scatter them!” “Turn their wives into widows!” “Turn their children into orphans!”… In addition, Al-Hayat Media Center also publishes Dabiq, a slick magazine for ISIS recruiting & propaganda. Further information on this connection is pending validation.

    Baria also worked for many years for the Hamas funded Al Jazeera network. In June of 2007 she was on Frost Over the World, “to offer her opinion on the (Lebanon) tribunal and whether it will offer closure for the Lebanese, and possibly vindication for Syria, or whether a decision taken by an outside force rather than an internal consensus could just result in more problems for Lebanon.” Who is on that tribunal? Amal Clooney.

    Several of their parents’ friends were invited to a London dinner to celebrate the wedding of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney. One was Walid Jumblatt , Progressive Socialist party leader and leader of the Druze community in Lebanon of which the Alamuddins belong. Another one invited who made it was Minister of the Environment Mohammad Machnouk. Think a Lebanese Al Gore. No background in science of any kind but he sure will impose rules and regulations under the guise of “green” something or other make “green” for his friends and himself. Global elites. Finally MP Marwan Hamade was invited, as well. Both Jumblatt and Hamade testified on behalf of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) Trial Chamber regarding the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. By the way… who is on STL? Amal Clooney.

    It has been almost a year since Amal Alamuddin “stole the heart of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor” allowing George Clooney to “marry up”. Marry up to what? That is the question… and the answer is forming rapidly. Remember that tonight as the champagne socialists known as American Democrats in Hollywood celebrate with $125K swag bags, no need for Obamacare, carbon footprint emitting limousine rides, and fine dining. They have sold America out to the global elite… and Obama’s caliphate.
    Thanks to Politically Incorrect for this amazing article.


    Clooney swimming back to America isnt going to help it dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Penny Dreadful

    How gross is it when he holds onto her skeletal arm?

  • Penny Dreadful

    OMG, you need a hobby.

  • Arctica

    George Clooney at an event with his distant cousin Tom Hanks isn’t something publicized enough. But Abraham Lincoln would be proud of Tom & not his descendant George. Betraying the US by linking his good family name to Islamic terrorist ties. Shame!
    I know George craves attention, but this is self-destruction.
    All for publicity.

  • FormerLamark

    Really nice work!!! But….I hate George Clooney and his “”wife”" but I do strongly doubt that the stupid, ignorant, southern, sottish, womanizer George Clooney would know about this all terrorist net from the past 30 years. Almost nobody knows this in such details! Obviously, you also did a researching work to get learn the details (or this is your job), but average American people like Clooney does even not know where Europe is!!! Yet, American people call him “communist” and I laugh very much because Clooney is everything but not communist. The one who calls him “communist” knows NOTHING about the real communism obviously! Americans have nothing to do with European things and can’t understand it…The dumb Clooney sent a video massage to Ukrainen people anno “to fight for freedom, because we Americans also fought and we know very well what it is”. And everybody laughed to sick at him in Europe, since it was obvious he knew nothing about the huge difference between American and Ukrainen freedom fight and conditions and historical background. He did it because his “”"”wife”"” was in the JuliaTyimosenko-case somehow and he thought he was clever with his silly text! He is this much dumb!!!
    He has known this woman for a year and half, he knows maximum the Julian Assange-case. George Clooney is just an idiot!!! Whatever led to this marriage (and not love, certainly), it sure was not supporting terrorism or terrorists from the past 30 years. You can wonder just his deep stupidity, at least, in this case.

  • Guest

    This is where she found the original article.
    The Yulio Tymochenko case was a total joke. Like the US is trying to force sanctions on Russia & get its EuroZone allies to support them in doing so. After all, the Eurozone was a concoction of the US. Like a United States of Europe.
    So force economic sanctions on a commodity rich country like Russia, and use the Ukraine as the catalyst.
    Very obvious.
    They tried to accuse Vladimir Putin as being bipolar. Then about MH17….
    George was caught up with the enthusiasm of a new toy. He’s enamoured with his public image. Obsessed you could say. Insecure about it too.
    Then the novelty wears off, and he starts to reflect…without rose-tinted glasses.
    He did.

  • Guest

    George Clooney the disturbed scum of society sick closeted bisexual who prefers men. Up to 8 men at a time, a few years ago…and he’s not even an athlete.
    Who married a plain woman…and then a beastly ugly one… to hide his bisexuality.
    So dumb that he calls the Parthenon in Athens, the “Pantheon” in Rome.
    And gets heckled by Boris Johnson the mayor of London. So dumb that he doesn’t know how many nations exist on this planet, despite having a satellite he uses for hacking & spying.
    Then he acts dumber than dumb, stating that “his hired beard is the smart one.” But she was dumb enough to call the Elgin Marbles case “a horseman’s head is in Athens, while his body is in London…”
    When the facts were nothing like that & she spent days preparing for this PR stunt. Now her uncle Ziad Takieddine will money launder to Doughty Street Chambers more money supposedly for this case as an anonymous tycoon for a futile cause.. But investigators will expose the sham…
    Ugly Amal is so dumb that a judge in Strasbourg told the horse to get to the point.


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  • FormerLamark

    Yes, all this proves that US knows nothing about Europe. Russia is not rich, but richer than other former communist countries (and much bigger, as well) despite Russia has gas and oil, but former Soviet Union also with full of gas and oil lost the arms race while people was eating cabbage and almost starving…Recently also average people pay for the appearance of wealth. Putyin does the same like the former communist dictators did. Russian people don’t even know other than tsarian or communist dictatorship. Ukrain as well. The reason in their past 800 years history.

    Eurozone will never happen becasue the financial-economical-national difference is so huge between european countries that I even can’t describe (just see Greece and Spain case after Euro). In some former communist countries it is impossible to initiate the Euro because of this (neither the United States of Europe). Maximum if the huge and increasing adopted immigrant muslim community in the west will totally join to Islam State and they togetherű create the Single Muslim Europe…

    George Clooney is obsessed, insecure, fame-money hungry, buffoon, circus clown and midlife crisis and total idiot….He has been playing now very happily that he is in the politics and an important person in serious issues and has right to have a say in all political issue…just because his “”"wife”"” is a ‘serious lawyer’. Ridiculous. He really likes his brand new role. When he wakes up maybe it’ll be too late for him.

  • Katiedot of #GCHQ

    you’re brilliant. Russia is a very wealthy country.
    I eat kimchi too. It agrees with my bowel movements.

  • FormerLamark

    Keep offending your mother, you silly, uneducated american!!!!
    Kimchi is a korean food, what does it have to do with simple cabbage soup??? 20-30 years ago you went to the “farmer market” in Russia and you could not buy anything but apple, cabbage and carrot, maximum…Now there is “everything” but average people have no enough money to buy only the high society. There is still huge difference between the high society and average people.

    Do you live in Russia??? Did you live in communism for almost 80 years in Russia, you silly????????? Do you know what communism did with the country??????? If not, just go to Siberia for example and ask and see people there how wealthy Russia is for average people, NOT for the high society + Putyin on TV in Moscow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The existence of mineral resources NOT means that every russian people bath in milk-butter, you silly american!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is true, in Moscow there are many billionaire businessmen who grew rich by the communism-capitalism transition and a lot of poor people, but it does not mean people living in Canaan flowing with milk and honey. You won’t see the many poor people on TV in docu films for idiot rich american tourists or on the nice boulevards for tourists, despite of Moscow and other big cities look rich and luxury! Surface is not the reality.
    DON’T TALK ABOUT SOMETHING which you don’t know at all! From America everything is very nice and good, you uneducated!!!!!!!!!!!! Russia (and Soviet Union did) always shows itself wealthy and powerful for stupid americans and other powerful countries, because they spent all of their income for nuclear weapons. Big country “big income”, of course!!!! But “big” compared to what??? And how is income distributed??? Russia was not even rich in the time of tsars, only the aristocrats, ruling class !!! meanwhile the majority peasant people lived much worse than negro slaves in the USA. In vain, a country is “rich” if the majority of citizens are in need and the “big” income is concentrated in a few hands.

    And I am surprised about Clooney’s stupidity….I shouldn’t…Just stay at scolding Amal Alamuddin.

  • FormerLamark

    Oh! Just look around how many immigrant prostitutes , refugees are in the USA from the “rich” Russia. You can find them anywhere, at every street corner, every massage saloon. Not to mention the special online dating sites where thousand and thousand russian women seek for american husband to get out of the “rich” Russia at any cost!

  • Katiedot of #GCHQ

    errr… I’m from UK. Where are you from? Moldova? Romania? Or one of those former Eastern block? I understand you’re online global monitoring intel from the Euro division. Nice diversion tactic you’ve written about Russia. Theatrics overkill.
    I stated I like Kimchi.
    Paranoid much?
    You mentioned cabbage. I got hungry…
    Totally unrelated.
    Yes, Russia has rich commodity resources.

  • FormerLamark

    I am not from Moldova, Romania. Thank Godness! But I am from former Eastern block, and I know very well what “theatrics politics” means, when communist countries used to show the world how amazing the life is in a communist country menawhile people were in need. For example: in the socialism, there were also homeless people but the government put them in the basements of buildings or relegated them out of the city, on pain of imprisonment and they proudly kept showing the world: “just see, we have no homeless people in the socialism!”. But we had…
    But surface…many american, arab, etc, tourist come to my homecountry and see the nice tourist places, boulevards and ask people grinning, sitting in the Starbucks “Oh, you are rich, this is a world city, why do you say you are poor?” and they don’t see just some corner away people are in need, the dirty, ruined streets, buildings with the shooting traces of the II. world war-no money to remove and they don’t notice that only tourists sit in the Starbucks, not local people….or just the local high society.
    I don’t know what you mean ‘diversion tactic’ or ‘theatrics overkill’, but I talk about the reality, the everyday life of everyday people and not the delusive politics, not the new rich thin society layer who are dirty rich because of the taking of advantage of poor crowd, and I talk about the old hand-wash-hand tactics, and the very unequal distribution of income, because in former communist countries there is “wild capitalism” yet, nobody knows the real capitalism and everybody still thinks like in the old system. Tourist can’t see the reality but the surface! And problems more deeply rooted in the society, not by accident starving for centuries russian people did palace revolution in 1917 in the “rich” Russia and wanted to make communism where nobody has to starve. Unfortunately, they didn’t managed…but this is another chapel. Do you know what? The sad justice is that, in this new political system people live much worse than in the socialism…anything the surface shows!