Sunday, December 24, 2006

a grief-stricken nation

The people of Turkmenistan on Friday buried their late, great leader, President-for-Eternity Saparmurat Niyazov. The grief was apparent throught Turkmenistan for their enlightened leader, in particular among the sculptors, poets, graphic designers, and architects who made a steady living making statues, sagas, billboards and buildings extolling the glory that was the Turkmenbashi, the Father of Turkmenistan, a leader so marvellously modest that he had January renamed after himself.


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