Facts about the royal family of Saudi Arabia
October 4 Moscow on an official visit to the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, becoming the first Saudi monarch to visit Russia. His visit to the capital already called historic. October 5 with the King will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, and on October 6 - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The visit will last until October 7, inclusive. By the way, the monarch's visit to the capital began with embarrassment - a ladder-escalator airplane stuck halfway, and the king had to go through the rest of the way on foot.
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his entourage will be located as much as several hotels around the Kremlin and Red Square, near the Manege Square, Lubyanka and Kuznetsk bridge: Four Seasons, St. Regis and "National" fully redeemed all available upscale amenities, according to RIA "Novosti". In the meantime, they are enraged that you can not book a room in any of the five star hotels around the Kremlin, let us recall a few facts about the royal family of Saudi Arabia.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - the largest country in the Middle East. And the country with the largest oil reserves. Unfortunately, ordinary citizens can not enjoy the oil money - all of them end up in the pockets of the members of the Saudi (Al Saud) of the ruling dynasty. The family is large: about 25 000 people. But "only" 2,000 of them control all the power and all the wealth of the country. And they get up ... As the saying goes, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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459 tons of luggage for a 9-day trip
Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al, the current King of Saudi Arabia, a very rich man. A feeling that the money does not mean anything to him - with such ease, he throws them to the wind. For example, he had to recently go on a visit to Indonesia by 9 days, so he ordered to take a 459 tons of luggage. That's why it 459 tons of luggage for 9 days? Understand this is not possible. Yes, and what is included in the baggage? Sofa, suitcase, bag ... Actually, a lot of different techniques, including two limousines of Mercedes-Benz s600 and two electric elevator. As if all of this in Indonesia can not be found. Game Saudi throne
Back in 1975 the right of popular favorite of King Faisal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. It was during his incredibly increased oil production in the country and there were huge wealth. He invested in the modernization of the country, took care of the needs of the population, when it Saudi Arabia has become the leader of the Muslim world and began to dictate the rules by all countries (using the oil arm).
March 25, 1975, Faisal was shot by his nephew, Prince Faisal ibn Musaid, who returned to the country after studying at an American university. Prince came to the king, bent down to kiss her, pulled out a gun and shot three times at close range. He was found guilty of regicide and cut off his head (though the dying King Faisal asked to spare his nephew). Faisal ibn Musaed Al Saud beheaded gilded sword blow, after which his head on the wooden Coke for 15 minutes to put the crowd to see. These are the passions.
Hypocrisy and alcohol at parties
The consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Saudi Arabia and is severely punished by law. Of course, if you belong to the royal family, and you really want it, you can be everything - including alcohol. People who worked at parties arranged by the Saudi prince, told us that there is in vogue and alcohol, and drugs, and then there just is not. Duplicity Al-Saida annealed to alcoholic parties and passionately and zealously broadcast the next day about how important it is to comply with Sharia law.
Those who knew too much, Saudis straighten out quickly and quietly
In the next series of "Games of the Saudi throne," we'll see how the Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd kidnaps his cousin Sultan bin Turki due to the fact that he wanted to tell the world the truth about the royal family. No kidding, the Saudi royal family is corrupted to the limit and, one might say, is rotten from the inside. However, they have a lot of money and capacity to get rid of anyone who is foolish enough to open his mouth on the subject. During the 2004 visit to Geneva, Prince Sultan bin Turki said he would open the secret intentions (or rather, the evil intent) of the Government of Saudi Arabia. The next day, his cousin Prince Abdul Aziz ordered to immediately send the Turks back to Saudi Arabia. More Sultan bin Turki never complained about the family and talked about her crimes. After all, the one who talks a lot, does not live long.
Princess Mishaal penalty for being in love with the wrong man
In 1977, the 19-year-old Saudi Princess Mishaal bint Fahd al Saud, a niece of the then King Khalid, was accused of adultery and shot. At the same time, and her lover - the son of the kingdom's ambassador to Lebanon - beheaded (and head hacked sword and managed it only with the fifth stroke). Execution supervised native princess grandfather. So that their Saudis are very, very cruel.
Impunity cocaine smuggling
That seems to be at the royal family and so have money to burn, why would they try to earn more, but at the same illegal way? However, the railway in 2004, Prince Nayef ibn al Fovaz Shelaan tried to smuggle two tons of cocaine from Colombia to Europe on his private "Boeing". The money he planned to be laundered through bank Kanz Bank (which he also owns).
In general, the plan is quite tricky, but failed because the French police caught red-handed Nayef. But this is not the most interesting. When he was caught, they intervened Al-Saud and ordered France to release the prince. They even threatened to dismiss several important business deals with France, if she did not obey. Therefore, Prince Nayef accomplices are still rotting in prison, and the prince calmly walks in freedom and enjoying the sun in Saudi Arabia.
Prince Saud ibn Abdul Aziz killed his gay lover
When Prince Saud ibn Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud Nasir al in 2010 in London's fashionable hotel brutally murdered his lover gay, most of all on the court, he was worried about how to prove that he is not gay. After all, homosexuality in Saudi Arabia - one of the worst crimes and may be punished by death. According to police, before the fatal attack on his servant to the Prince drank champagne and six cocktail "Sex on the Beach." This occurred on 14 February when the couple celebrated Valentine's Day. Shortly before midnight lovers returned to the hotel, where they had a quarrel, which ended in murder. It all happened in the UK and could not get away from the court. Prince was sentenced to life in prison, but was soon sent to Saudi Arabia in exchange for five Britons. There is no doubt that he is at liberty.
"Kowtowing to the West" - a major crime
The Saudis are required to obey all laws of their country, no matter how absurd or strict they are. The main thing is to obey, prayed and tried not to adopt something rotten in the West. Here's a typical example: in 2013, 21-year-old Abdulrahman Al-Haya watched a video on YouTube of a man who went out and began to offer passers-embrace - if they so wish. Abdulrahman has decided that it is a great idea and we should try to do the same at home, in Saudi Arabia. He wrote a poster "hugs", went with him to the street and began to hug passers-by. Very soon, he was arrested for criminal activity. What happened to him happened next - is unknown. Hopefully, it's still not planted, and released.
The Saudi royal family and trafficking
Everything that is connected with the world's oldest profession in Saudi Arabia, of course, prohibited. And there is nothing special. But it would be nice if the royal family members also performed this law. But, alas, this is not the case.
For example, in Saudi Arabia illegally to celebrate Halloween because of its "anti-Islamic" nature. But the Prince Faisal Al-Tunayan made a massive party in honor of Halloween in his residence. The party came about 150 men and women. With a single difference: the men came there of their own volition, while women had no choice. They were brought there for sale. And how to react royal family, when it emerged that Prince Faisal violated several laws that night? And nothing - they have ignored the event. And even threatened to deal with anyone who will speak on this topic.
Censorship of the media
WikiLeaks revealed the secrets of thousands of the most influential people in the world, including members of the ruling Al-Saud dynasty. Many have tried to deal with WikiLeaks and once placed there to censor information, but nobody succeeded in doing more than Saudis. They simply banned WikiLeaks in their own country. Even the name of this organization is impossible to say if you do not want problems.
Yes, we are talking about one of the richest countries in the world in the XXI century. In Saudi Arabia, no such thing as freedom of speech does not exist. The royal family controls everything. Interestingly, the members of the family are not free completely: before you do something, they have to consult and ask permission from King Salman. He is still in charge.
Unpaid bills and inappropriate behavior
For the money they are probably all over the world could buy. But because of the large companies with two few people want to deal with. Why? Yes, because it is unclear what to expect from these people. And because this is the type of client that does not always pay their bills. For example, Princess Maha Al-Ibrahim refused to pay 1, 5 million dollars of rental limousines in Geneva (despite the fact that all the princess demands were fully satisfied). Well, just ended up that the company said: "We are no longer working with the family for obvious reasons." And such cases fully.
Royals get any job want
The total of the Al-Saud family has 25-30 thousand people. And all the boys need to attach to the most prestigious job that they're "earning" a lot of money and maintain the honor of the family. It is clear that they are taken without any interviews wherever they want. Their knowledge and experience do not matter. Last name is everything. Sorry good people who, because of this, can not get a job, and wish the country in which inexperienced specialists are allowed to address important issues. Princes oppress his people in every way possible
According to information from WikiLeaks, using his name, the princes receive money in different ways - for example, taking in banks and not returning the loans. Taught by bitter experience, the Saudi banks usually rejects the request for a loan received from the royal family, if there is no normal credit history of these people.
Another favorite way of taking money - confiscation of the land on which it is planned to build something, and that can be resold with great profit. So when the king's offspring did not have enough money for the hardcore party, they just go and take them to the banks or rob people.
Saudi Arabia and North Korea - twins
Saudi Arabia - one of the most repressive regimes in the world. There are no elections, political parties and parliament. The country belongs to the King Salman and his family. They can do whatever they want, with impunity. Rest of the world is afraid to intervene and somehow try to limit the power of the Saudi, because Saudi Arabia - it control over the distribution of oil. Everyone knows that the people there have hard times, but no one can do about it. With regard to civil and political freedoms, Saudi Arabia - the worst country in the world and can in this respect be compared only with North Korea and a couple of African dictatorships.
Dancing can turn you into a gay in Saudi Arabia
All in Saudi Arabia fear of Islamic morality police "Hayaa", which is designed to supposedly defend the country and the people from the moral decay, and so on. N. For example, the guardians of morality once invaded the home of a local resident, and found there dancing youths. Just. However, by the standards of "Hayaa" these men caught in a "compromising position in the dance, commit shameful gestures." This definition was enough to make all at once and arrest. Moreover, the parents of these "criminals" reported that their children need to better monitor, "because it can lead to immorality, and even homosexuality." Well, you understand, right? Dance - so gay.