Turkmenistan President Dies
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, October 1997..Horse racing is the national sport in Turkmenistan. At the national stadium the winning post is decorated with a portrait of President Saparmurat Niyazov and quotes from his writings. Poverty-stricken, but rich in oil and gas resources, this Central Asian former Soviet republic is ruled by the autocratic President Saparmurat Niyazov, or Turkmenbashi as he has renamed himself...............
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