Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Hope for Turkmenistan?

The President of Turkmenistan, Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, is currently dismantling the personality cult of former president Saparmurat Niyazov. Although Western analysts remain sceptical of the new regime, I hope the citizens of Turkmenistan will be able to breath a little bit more freely now. (The photo is from the presidential inauguration ceremony, February 14th 2007.)

1 comment:

Rozmin said...

"Renaming the days of the week and months of the year in honor of himself and his family." ?!?! Wow. See, this is why I love your blog (other than the eye candy): I always learn something interesting.