16 February 2007

Next Time You Say “Bush Sucks,” Remember Saparmurat Niyazov

R.I.P. Saparmurat Niyazov (1940-2006). Niyazov ruled Turkmenistan as the head of state/cult of personality from 1985 until his death in December 2006. The circumstances of Niyazov’s passing has been surrounded by some media speculation, including that Niyazov had been the victim of poisoning. Some Turkmen opposition sources also claim that Niyazov died several days before the officially announced date of December 21st. According to the Atlantic Monthly:

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Blogger BeautyIsRelative said...

interesting. very informative

18 February, 2007 17:06  

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