Putin Is Ruling Russia Like a Central Asian Dictator
The Kremlin didn’t invent term limit resets and constitutional referendums. The autocratic leaders of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan blazed the trail.
Turkmenistan’s Secretive Strongman Remains in Denial About the Pandemic
Berdimuhamedov and other tyrants are jeopardizing efforts to defeat the coronavirus, activists say.
Weekend at Berdi’s
The president of Turkmenistan is probably alive. But as with so much else in the country, it’s hard to tell.
The World’s Worst Country for Journalists
Turkmenistan is so repressive it is even worse than in Soviet times, says editor Ruslan Myatiev.
Watch Turkmenistan’s Leader Play Commando and Blow Stuff Up
At least Donald Trump isn’t acting like this … yet.
Sports-Obsessed Turkmen President: Athletes Betrayed the Motherland by Not Winning at Olympics
The president of Turkmenistan is furious his athletes didn't bring home any Olympic medals.
A Perfect Storm in Central Asia
For years, the five ex-Soviet republics have enjoyed surprising stability. But Russia’s economic crisis is shaking their foundations.
Turkmen President Says ‘Neigh’ to Horse Name Changes
The president of Turkmenistan has made some strange adjustments to the country's horse laws.
Watch the President of Turkmenistan Play 4 Sports in 34 Seconds
Turkmen state television released a video of the president of Turkmenistan playing four sports in 34 seconds.