Blogger Temur Mengliev argues [ru] that Tajikistan should complete the construction of the Rogun, a controversial hydropower plant criticized by its neighbors, for symbolic reasons:

Wouldn't this facility, featuring the world's tallest dam, become the most important symbol of our republic? Wouldn't it characterize us, as a state, better than a monument in [the country's capital] Dushanbe or the flag on the world's tallest flagpole?