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Russian Pilots of the Congo Africa's Cowboy Capitalists (Full 10 months ago   18:28

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. It covers an area the size of Western Europe, but has only 1,250 miles of paved road. Naturally, one of the only ways to travel from place to place or to transport goods across the country is by air. Many of the most daring and dangerous pilots in the DRC are Russian. VICE News travels to Goma to meet these Russian expats, and learns what it's like to be a pilot in a country where, in the sky, almost anything goes.

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Juan Núñez Sotelo
What is the youtube account of "Pilot Vitaly"? Thanks
Bond 007
Boys will always be boys.....cooking without shirts, just like high-school!
Rolan Shun
I always knew Russians are cool.
daniel robinson
Not real interesting but she is sexy tho!
Branko Mihajlovic
If you only had a tech that can manage the audio of this it would be so much better to watch
Cam Latchford
these guys are awesome!
niki inge
12:50 close your eyes
david nichols
Africa=perpetual shithole
albert chigoche
This is all about plundering ,stealing and robbing Africa and its pple
M1sta M1sta
7:09 Thick bush... jungle bush
TwistedNerve
Yeah, thats the finnish sauna experience not the russian one. But it wouldn't be the first time russians took something of ours that wasn't theirs.
Glider Pilot
To where I have to send my application ?
Romnick James
ruski
Sumtingwong Richard
I didn’t know Russians left Russia
nonstopanebessainc
Vice are feds snitches why are you not arresting those pilots for dropping ciggrates wow.
I guess everyone is making money but the poor people africa gets robbed
Jacana Productions
And all you Americans are complaining about shrinking leg room and a measly pack of peanuts!
Fishyboy14
Man, I remember watching this and being inspired to become a bush pilot. Now Here I am with 250 hours and take my commercial checkride tomorrow. I pray I can be half the pilots these men are. When I saw they had Jesus as part of my crew I was truly touched, takes a lot of faith to fly a machine through the air.
Jacob Macartney
I can't be the only one laughing their ass off at how casual these Russians are, gotta love em!
Kim Borland
5 dollar sucke suckie girl?
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Africa's Cowboy Capitalists (Full Russian Pilots of the Congo 10 months ago   37:37

For maverick entrepreneur Ian Cox, Africa is the last frontier of free enterprise. The former small-time hustler has been busting his ass on the continent for years, selling and moving merchandise. In 2012 he nabbed a lucrative United Nations contract to transport equipment from South Africa to South Sudan, a country on many countries' embargo list. The other problem: the journey north entails passing through countless checkpoints and dealing with bribe-happy officials and their nonsensical paperwork and regulations.

Photographer and filmmaker Tim Freccia followed around Ian and the guys he hired for this job. "Cowboy Capitalists" documents their attempts to navigate the continent's dangerous roads and bureaucratic chaos.

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