Monday, January 26, 2009

Turkmen media were removed from the names of references to Niyazov.

From the names of Turkmen newspapers and magazines removed references to the first President Saparmurat Niyazov and his relatives, reports RIA Novosti.

For a magazine for women, formerly known as "Gurbansoltan eje" (the name of Niyazov's mother), in 2009, renamed "Zena kalby (" Women's Soul "). The name changed and the youth newspaper carried Turkmenbashi "(" Descendants of Turkmenbashi "). Since January 1, it is called a "bear" ( "Descendants" or "Generation").

  While in office, Saparmurat Niyazov, recalls said, his name or the names of his relatives were identified as human settlements, streets, public organizations, enterprises and cultural institutions.

The current president of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has a policy of eradicating Niyazov's cult of personality and liberalization. So in December 2008, it was decided to remove from the national anthem on the lines of Turkmenbashi. Earlier in Turkmenistan was canceled Niyazov introduced a calendar in which months of Turkmenbashi (instead of January) and Gurbansoltan (instead of April). The country has once again emerged the circus and opera, was during the Niyazov banned.

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