Authoritarian leaders can be criticized for anything, but not for the choice of wives.
These women (with rare exceptions) — a faithful and reliable companion, the advice and the protector of men, sometimes even able to mitigate against them in the world.
Not to mention the fact that they are all just beautiful.
Lady of Syria ASMA al-Assad
Today the wife is hated by the West, President al-Assad is under fire, and in the same time, it was praised for secularism, education and impeccable taste. Indeed, ASMA al-Assad is very European Muslim woman, because she was born in London, studied there, there met with her future husband and moved to their historic homeland in 2000, when she was already 25 years old. And British citizenship is retained.
What is remarkable: in 2011 she broke out a huge scandal in the media. American Vogue published a report about ASMA positive article (like how to order PR Assad), it caused a storm of anger, the article removed, and its author dismissed, despite 30 years of experience in the editorial. Later the same journalist broke out in another edition a sharply negative article about ASMA, calling her the “first lady of hell”, but in the end she was subjected to ridicule colleagues.
Lady of Angola Ana Paula DOS Santos
Ana Paula DOS Santos — a former model and flight attendant “air force one”, where he took the epoch-making acquaintance with the head of state, josé Eduardo. The story of their encounter is like the story of a salacious novel. Ana Paula is 20 years younger than her husband, but she does not bother.
A foreign diplomat once said about the leading couple: “a Beautiful couple. Dressed elegantly and expensively and look like they live in California.”
What is remarkable: one day, Ana Paula angered citizens, stating that the level of education in Angola is too poor, so her son will study at the foreign school (this despite the fact that her husband just accused of disregard for this area). And she’s annoying to the officials and the population with ambitions in politics and business (especially diamond).
Lady Korea Lee Sol-Ju
In one of the most isolated countries North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-UN as a “suddenly” appeared first lady, Lee Seol-Ju. Prior to this, the leaders of the country hasn’t been exposed to light their wives. Moreover, Lee stands out among his other compatriots manner of dress. If the majority of women in North Korea must wear suits and behave as modestly as possible, the first lady of this country allow themselves to wear a skirt above the knee, heels, and even leaping to laugh at all, holding onto the arm of her husband.
With the advent of the young couple in the audience, Kim Jong-UN lifted the ban on the wearing North Korean women pants, platform shoes and jewelry than shocked ideological moralists of the country.
Also Lee Sol-Ju does not wear badges with a picture of dad and grandpa, a husband that is a must-have accessory in the DPRK. This is explained by the fact that it is not in the world of other men, in addition to the beloved Kim Jong UN.
Lady Jordan Rania Al-Abdullah
Somehow I can’t believe this woman is deeply religious Muslim country in the middle East. Can you imagine in 22 years she has wanted a senior position in Apple (Jordan branch, but still)! Nevertheless Rania al-Abdullah calls himself “a true Arab woman” and willing to educate the Western public on the topic of the Arab world and Islam.
If you read the biography of this woman, this is literally the perfect image. She is the mother of three children, helps women deeply Muslim country to get an education and charity.
What is more remarkable Rania? Of course, beauty (it is called “the most beautiful Queen of the planet”), of rare elegance (once she was chosen “Queen of elegance in the world”, rejecting candidates top models, Actresses and other stars), and plenty of good deeds. It actively protects the rights of women, children and families fighting against stupid bans, protect fellow Palestinians and even acts as an activist for the protection of animals.
Lady Cameroon Chantal Biya
But look at this: this is in all respects a bright lady — Chantal Biya, the wife of the President of Cameroon Paul Biya. She was younger than her husband by almost 40 years (he’s 82, she’s 44).
One Cameroonian author wrote a book about it, where, judging by the subsequent reaction, depicted her life as a journey “from rags to riches.” He was accused of insulting the heroine and was sentenced to 2 years in prison, which has outraged the world of human rights defenders, who called him a “prisoner of conscience”.
What is notable: first of all, of course, unique hairstyles and exotic style, which they call “a La Montana”. She loves Dior and Chanel, and many items of her wardrobe custom-made. And she is very fashionable lady: willingly participates in various meetings, conferences, events, high-level and a itself organizes.
Lady Swaziland, Ntando Oak
A 47-year-old king Mswati III of Swaziland at the moment, 15 wives, but we will focus on one, 12-second account: the young beauty, Ntando Oak. If you believe the media, it is her portraits.
What is remarkable: in the 5th year of marriage cheated on her husband with his own Minister of justice. This story is worthy Shakespeare: here is a cheating wife sneaks past Palace guards dressed as a guard, then her lover find her under the bed (and not just on the floor, and underneath in the hole plating!), guilty put under house arrest, but she escapes from the guard, Presnov him in the face with pepper spray. In the end it kicked out of the Palace, and cunning Minister (with a wonderful name Mamba) is fired and put in jail. Curtain. Greatly affected deceived husband, we don’t know, but he certainly is someone to be comforted — remaining wives are a miracle as well! And this is just two of them.
And what about the dictators of the past? As you will see, their darling, too, was exceptionally beautiful.
The “steel butterfly” of the Philippines: Imelda Marcos
Speaking of the beautiful wives of dictators, not to mention the wife of the head of the Philippines 1960-1980-ies of Imelda Marcos. This woman was not only handsome, but also was known as an excellent diplomat. For active participation in the political life of the country it was called the “steel butterfly”.
Being the spouse of President Fernando Marcos, Imelda has never been saved, choosing a outfits of the best fashion houses of Europe. She has gathered a huge collection of shoes, which she now gave to the Museum. Imelda came up with the name of his outrageous style — imeldific (imeldific).
Imelda — lady extravagant. Being in power, she, in addition to clothing and shoes, collected the richest collection of works of art, including works by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raphael.
Mistress Of Mussolini: Clara Petacci
Look like a movie star Roman aristocrat Clara (Claretta) Petacci was Mussolini’s younger than almost 30 years and shared with him a terrible fate.
In 1945, Mussolini and Claretta tried to escape, but was recognized by partisans and shot, and the face of the Duce was mutilated beyond recognition, and then another, and hung their bodies by the legs at a gas station in Milan. But the wife of the fascist dictator, Rachele, though, and remained faithful to him until the end, was not with him at the last minute — the couple parted for a week and a half before. She died in 1979, when she was 90.