President Berdimuhammedov has a shiny new book. Sure, the book and its themes reveal similarities between the current president and his predecessor. I was more struck by similarities between the image on the cover:
…and some of Turkmenbashi’s greatest hits.
With the ability to project the president into any situation, all they need are a few imagineering specialists for Berdimuhammedov to carry on the Turkmen Renaissance for centuries into the future.
Also, some nostalgia.