A man of modesty, Turkmenistan president gets a giant gilded statue



Turkmenistan’s president should get together with Kim Jong-un

On Monday, the isolated central Asian country unveiled a grandiose gold-leafed statue of president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov carrying a dove and riding atop a horse

Officials insist the 21-meter (69-foot) monument in the capital, Ashgabat, was built in response to overwhelming public demand.

“My main goal is to serve the people and the Motherland. And so, I will listen to the opinion of the people and do as they choose,” Berdymukhamedov said in 2014, responding to the statue proposal. He did not attend Monday’s ceremony. Read more…

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