Having done some studies on the lunatic president Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan, I am sure that the feigned sadness I am seeing from the public on satellite TV will quickly wear off.
He reminds me of Nicolae Ceausescu - completely bonkers kept in power by secret police. Niyazov was bizarre for banning listening to car radios in his country! This place could do with a Borat to bring them back into the real world. But not a great holiday destination just yet.I feel so sorry for the people.