Posts tagged with “The Atlantic”

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Niyazov found himself at the helm of an independent nation and a cult of personality. Gas revenues funded a descent into an increasingly bizarre dictatorship — dogs were banned, hospitals and libraries were closed outside of the capital, and months of the year were renamed after members of his family. (via The City of White Marble: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - In Focus - The Atlantic)