The communism is still here. It’s absolutely different from what you may have seen in the USSR – the downtowns teem with skyscrapers, the smog covers the civilization, expensive cars, rich people… But there’s still a smell of a big disaster here, there’s despair in the air.
As you turn from the main street into a little lane, you find poverty all around. People sleep on sidewalks, they beg for change, diseases crawl from one to another. Everybody has to work from dawn to dusk to make the living. The real and unsparing communism crawled into their lives and won’t let them go.
1.5 billion people, a country full of weirdness, poverty and nevertheless happiness, when people smile even though facing unknown communistic future. A country that is different from any other place on Earth.