Fun With Ambiguous Photos & Captions

by Nathan Hamm on 4/25/2006 · 4 comments

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev with his spouse met the honorary guest at Tashkent International Аirport.

I for one applaud Uzbekistan for its progressive attitudes and willingness to celebrate and recognize the love between two men.

Who is that woman on the left way in the back, though?

From UzA

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Rustam April 25, 2006 at 12:24 pm

I look at Mirziyoyev, at his eyes, at his 1000$ suit, at this artificial smile of his and think about what Murray, Professor Mirsaidov and peole that I knew from Samarkand, who have seen how he “governs” told about him, how he shot a person on the spot because his cattle was wondering in the cotton plantation and eating it, how on the bases of his order nephew of Mirsaidov was tortured to death because he met with Murray. He is, how Bush says, EVIL. Not only this the government that he has been heading so far have achieved nothing, what we see is worsening of the situation, the results of his cabinet so far was simple – Andijon!!!
Who ever that woman is she has no influence what so ever to what takes place in the government. Just a beautiful face of an Uzbek woman and that is it.

Samantha April 25, 2006 at 1:54 pm

At news conference after meeting, Uzbek FM was heard telling Indian guest, “I wish I could quit you.”

Alexander April 25, 2006 at 3:59 pm

I feel rather sorry for Manmohan Singh – a man of high intellectual calibre who was greatly respected when he was at Oxford – having to rub shoulders with this flabby, oleaginous excrescence (he looks rather like Malenkov). Still, when Singh accepted the poisoned chalice of the prime-Ministership from Sonia Gandhi (who really calls the shots in India) he must have known he’d be doing business with some pretty unsavoury individuals. George Bush, for instance……India’s democracy is far from perfect (but then, whose is)? but the contrast between these two figures is yet another measure of just how far Uzbekistan still has to go.

A.U. April 25, 2006 at 6:16 pm

This is probably the first public photo of PM, interesting…

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