Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Saparmurat Niyazov sounds like a guy...

...Saddam Hussein could admire. UPI has the story :
Niyazov, (Turkmenistan's) president for life, banned gold tooth caps, long hair and beards on young men.

He has also banned car radios, closed all hospitals except those in the capital and renamed calendar months after his relatives.
He also has banned recorded music.

BBC has a slightly different take on naming the months, but adds this:
Mr Niyazov already has several schools, cities, airports and even a meteorite named after him.
Thanks to the Volokh Conspiracy for the tip.

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