All of the things named after Saparmurat Niyazov

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Craters on the moon, the month of January, bottles of vodka...  Anyone know of other things that President Niyazov named after himself??  --- Reference Article: --- http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/77430.html --- Absolute ruler of Turkmenistan Born February 19, 1940 Died December 21, 2006  Turkmenistan's leader Saparmurat Niyazov was absolute ruler of his central Asian desert state for more than 20 years, enjoying a unique personality cult.  Niyazov, 66, whose country has the world's...Read Full Story

Nurberdy Nurmammedov missing after death of President Niyazov

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Nurberdy Nurmammedov has been reported missing. He expressed his hopes for democratic elections after the death of President Niyazov last Thursday. There has been little additional news about his where-abouts. Linked from http://www.playfuls.com/news_10_6549-Turkmen-Opposition-Leader-Reported-Missing.html --- One Turkmen opposition leader is missing and another is calling for revolution in the wake of the death of the country's "president for life." Elections have been called for Feb. 11...Read Full Story

Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is now acting president

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Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, first deputy prime minister and health minister, has been appointed acting president of Turkmenistan.  --- Linked from http://en.rian.ru/analysis/20061227/57957817.html ---  The nomination and approval of the successor proceeded as if Saparmurat Niyazov was still alive, and unless something extraordinary happens, the February 11 presidential election will be a mere formality.  People's Council, the supreme representative body of Turkmenistan, held an...Read Full Story