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Posted inCentral Asia, Regions

Building Democracy the Eastern Way

15 March 1998After being hospitalized and undergoing heart surgery last fall, Saparmurat Niyazov, leader of Turkmenistan since the country’s independence in 1991, has granted few interviews. So it was quite a coup when Olga Solomonova, a reporter for Trud, a Russian daily newspaper, convinced the president to participate in a wide-ranging discussion that touched on […]