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Turkmenistan - From the Bazaar to the Down Right Ridiculous 10m High Statue of Book - Ashgabat

Not just any book though, believe it or not it was written by President Niyazov. Apparantly reading it 100 times will guarantee you a place in heaven!
Turkmenistan - From the Bazaar to the Down Right Ridiculous

August 15th 2009
Prior to researching our visit to the “Stans”, we saw this part of world as little more than a homogenous mass sandwiched between Russia and China. In general one of the highlights of this trip has been watching places change from a name on a map, to a plan, to living breathing experiences and finally memories; this has especially been the case while travelling through a region about which we ... read more
Asia » Turkmenistan

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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