Azerbaijan is among the most tolerant countries of the world.
This has been repeatedly stated even on state level. Our country serves as an example for other CIS states.
However, foreign citizens, residing in our country, should not abuse this tolerance.
We will present a little example, which reflects disrespect of British citizens towards the local population. It should noted that we do not try to wage international enmity, we are just presenting a fact.
A pub named Camel's toe which initially seems to mean what it means -"A toe of a camel" functions in the very center of Baku, several meters away from the passage, at 22. Mamedaliyev street.
But, in fact the name has a double meaning. The Camel's Toe has a meaning "the clear visible presence of a woman's vulva as a consequence of wearing overly tight pants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_toe
A question comes to mind: was it named so on purpose? And what does the logotype of the pub, which locates in one of the most popular streets of Baku, mean? (see the photo below).
By information, our news agency received, prostitutes are working at some pubs, providing services to foreign "fat cats" for at least $500. "Ladies" do not want the local population to see them, therefore, such establishments are usually private and local residents are not allowed in.
In order to get answers to our questions, we directed to this pub and learned the following.
We were first not allowed to the pub, as we were apparently differing from the British citizens. We noticed that almost all tables were empty in the pub.
But when the girl at the entrance heard pure "Russian speech", they decided to allow us in.
It should be noted that we did not notice any prostitute in the pub. Yet there were several curious moments. The walls of the pub were decorated with different flags including the flags of Scotland, England, Great Britain and Russia. All, except Azerbaijan. The said fact proves the direct violation of the law "On rules of use of flags of other countries and international organization in the territory of Azerbaijan". Perhaps, the pubs owners have no idea of the law. But the fact that the pub does not bear the flag of the country, it functions in, says that the bar owners do not respect the attributes of Azerbaijan.
The girl at the bar said the pub was named on purpose. "Every client understands it as he wills..." She refused to translate our questions to the bar owner saying that the latter is aware of the name.
Well, we would not make any conclusions. But several questions arise unwittingly.
Why did they name the pub like that? Could they not understand that this may arise protest among the local population? Perhaps, the British citizens wanted to introduce European culture in Azerbaijan, forgetting about the local mentality?
Perhaps, they wanted to mock at Azerbaijanis, who are not aware of such details of British slang? Or perhaps they bound the slang name of the pub with Azerbaijani ladies, visiting it?
It should be reminded to the pub owners that the name of the pub should be written in Azerbaijani or in a foreign language with the immediate translation or provision of transcription in Azerbaijani.
We hope that the pub owners will answer the questions of the due structures.
At the same time, we would remind that face control is applied at some foreign pubs of Baku, in the result of which most citizens of Azerbaijan are not able to enter this or that establishment. It is up to our readers to decide whether it is fair or not.
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