The Greatest Pictures in the World

by Nathan Hamm on 10/27/2005 · 6 comments

Oh, which direction to go with this one? Possibly a comment on the fact that Turkmenbashi is so wonderful he glows with an inner light that makes him look almost pastel? Or maybe reminisce about that time President Bush was presented with a lifesize animatronic Turkmenbashi?


via neweurasia

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Brian October 28, 2005 at 8:37 am

Wow, are these photos from Turkmen media?

Ben October 28, 2005 at 9:31 am

It’s from Dogry Yol, a Turkmen opposition website:

Peter October 28, 2005 at 1:15 pm

To be exact they originate from the Turkmen government’s official web site, at the following link.

The commentary article accompanying the photo explains in slavish detail the Turkmen’s proud place among the world community. Turkmenbashi’s meeting with Turkmebushi being evidence of such.

Brian October 28, 2005 at 4:51 pm

That’s great, I love it. It’s these kind of articles that I can forward to my friends who normally don’t care about Central Asia and get them really curious, or laughing.

WLB October 29, 2005 at 3:37 am

Do not mock Turkmenbashi for he is against chewing gum and lip-synched music, and thus a model for all world presidents to follow.

berkely November 2, 2005 at 10:12 pm

i hope after a while turkmenistan will be one of the top head countries…and Turkmens will be proud of it…

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