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Ashgabat

Park and more marble
Turkmenbashi and the land of the Golden Statues

May 15th 2010
If you want to know what Ashgabat looks like and how Turkmenistan is run it would be wise to read the following section I copied from the book that every dictator has on his bookshelf: A handbook for megalomaniacs: • Build yourself a new capital, either by: a) Starting from scratch, preferably in a desolate and unsustainable location, and forcebly moving the entire population ... read more
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Turkmen Flag Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved its independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. President NIYAZOV retains absolute control over the country and opposition is not tolerated... ... read more
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