In the republic, they received what Nikita Khrushchev promised us: housing and utility services, apartments and basic foodstuffs cost the population a mere penny. True, there is one catch. What exactly?

Guillermo Ramirez, a 47-year-old member of the Millianos, a kind of warrior, President Nicolas Maduro’s militia invites me to his house in the barrios of San José – the poor neighborhoods of the “anthills” of Caracas.

He received housing (three rooms) almost free of charge, although Guillermo himself does not think so: after all, he pays a loan to the state — 1,000 bolivars (twenty-two rubles) a month.

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He puts a box of food on the table: this food is issued by the government to one person every 15 days – two kilos of corn flour, one and a half kilos of wheat flour, two bottles of vegetable oil, two kilos of rice, four cans of canned fish, a pack of sugar, pasta, two kilos beans, a pack of powdered milk.

The price of a set of 135 bolivars is less than three Russian rubles. The rent is such that one laughs: Guillermo gives 5 bolivars (25 kopecks) per month for telephone and Internet, the cost of utilities is symbolic: for gas, water and electricity 4 bolivars are something like 20 kopecks per month.

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About gasoline, which is released at gas stations in Caracas at 5 kopecks per 60 liters (full tank), I have already said.

I will also mention the metro of the capital of Venezuela – a ticket for the trip will cost 25 bolivars: one penny.

In short, there is a complete feeling that this is the first country in the world to build the promised communism, where almost everything is free.

With passport for ham

“There are 2,500 people living in San Jose commune, and there is a hospital, as well as health centers for the poor, opened by Comandante Hugo Chávez, they don’t take money for the service,” says Dr. Felicia Fernandez, who leads patients to the portraits of the late President of Venezuela Chávez, and likewise the late Cuban President Fidel Castro.

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– Hospitalization in the hospital, as well as any serious surgery is completely free: unfortunately, at the moment we do not have all the medicines, there are interruptions in antibiotics, but there is a supply of painkillers and antipyretic.

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Because of the American sanctions, we are not everywhere can get the right pills. However, in Caracas, the doctors completely izvali malaria, but in fact it used to hurt a lot of people – we are a tropical country. Specifically, in our district seven Cuban medics work, very professional people.

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In 2004, President Hugo Chavez brought 2,000 Cuban doctors to the republic, paying the “island of freedom” for their work by supplying oil at a reduced price.

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Very soon, the situation in the country changed for the better: life expectancy increased, mortality decreased – Cubans traveled everywhere, and vaccinated against hepatitis or typhoid in whole villages. They bring me to the San Jose store – the choice is not amazing, but meat, sheep cheese and several sorts of ham are on the shelves.

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Hugo Chavez and the current President Maduro opened 16,000 (!) Mercal state stores in Venezuela, where the prices of the main types of products have not changed over the years.

You must sign up for a visit in advance, deposit a certain amount of money into your account: go shopping strictly with your passport after receiving your queue number.

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Also, in Venezuela, there are 6,000 soup kitchens organized by the government: you can come and eat a bowl of hot soup for the price of 60 bolivars – one ruble.

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The dish should be cooked from beef, but in fact it is prepared from the devil knows what – bones, chicken skin, palm oil. However, the poor are pleased – “he’s hot, and almost for nothing.”

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Beggar sold apartment

“I remember that the social sphere was not bad here even before Chavez,” says merchant Eduardo González, who has lived in San José for 58 years. – There was a beggar woman near our house under the bridge. She was given an apartment, as a mother of many children (it seems six children), she sold it, and moved again under the bridge.

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In the seventies, hospitals were built, equipped with the best equipment. However, the treatment was terribly expensive – both my mother and my father could not afford it … and now I, barely starting to sneeze, go to the doctor for a checkup. We are told – with Maduro, you have become beggars. Yes, we have always been beggars here!

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Slums in Caracas appeared in the forties, when the government set firm food prices, it became unprofitable for the peasants to sell it, and they poured into the cities, clutching at any job.

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Now high crime? Well, quit! I am an elderly person, and for as long as I can remember, there were always problems with crime in Venezuela. I was robbed once when, under the pro-American president Carlos Andres Perez, I went to sell cheese to another city. All this is cheap propaganda!

– Is it true that people get very small salaries?

– Of course! My son has a salary of 25,000 Bolivars (660 rubles in total – Auth.). You say it is nothing? But we live on everything ready – the government gives us food, it also provides medical services, we do not pay for gas and electricity. We do not need money.

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“I am full and I will kill”

Getting food packs is furnished like a show. People come to a special point where cardboard boxes are already waiting for them – with portraits of ex-President Hugo Chávez and the current leader Nicolas Maduro.

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The functionary of the cell of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela opens a drawer exclaiming “Long live Maduro! He grants you this wonderful food, thank him! ”: Then everyone shouts out with an unhappy chorus -“ Glory to the revolution! ”.

In the slums, surprisingly clean, the dust is swept both by the shop owners and the “national wipers” from ordinary citizens, whom the authorities pay extra for cleanliness in the area: they run with brooms in their hands and backpacks in the color of the Venezuelan flag behind their backs.

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There is no unpleasant smell that blasts your nose from afar – as in the famous “faelah” of Rio de Janeiro. I’m excited to invite guests to drink coffee.

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Slum dwellers live more than modestly – peeling walls, falling apart furniture, dusty glasses for water.

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“Yes, housing is not God’s message, but mine,” says Enrique Avriles, the former head of the party’s cell in the district, proudly, showing me a shabby apartment.

– Got free. My brother has been waiting for his apartment for six years, but soon he will be lucky – the great president Maduro promised to invest a billion dollars in social housing for the people.

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By the way, Venezuela builds the most houses in the world. We have thousands of homeless people who you can see on the streets in Colombia. ”

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It is these neighborhoods, the poorest slums with people receiving pennies – the stronghold of President Maduro.

The fences are painted with toasts, the residents wear red T-shirts and shirts (Hugo Chavez wore the same at the time).

They were handed out Kalashnikovs, and they are ready to use their weapons without thinking.

“Under the pro-American presidents of Venezuela, my family lived like a pack of dogs,” retired Juan Espinosa is outraged. – Now I’m full, and I have a roof over my head. If I have to kill, then I will kill: I can still hold the rifle. ”

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