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Tajik President is ‘A Real, Normal Man’

A video of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon signing and dancing at his son's wedding was uploaded on YouTube about a month ago and has gone viral since then. While the video has led many people in the country to criticize the Tajik leader, some netizens suggest that there is nothing wrong with his joyful behavior at the wedding. On Blogiston.tj, Shakhlo asks [tj]:

Why can't a father be happy at his son's wedding? Why can't he sing and dance with all the joy he has?

Tomiris on her blog writes [ru]:

On the video from [his son's] wedding, Emomali Rahmon shows himself as a real, normal man – he has fun, dances with joy, and encourages everyone else to do the same. Don't all our men behave the same way at their sons’ weddings?

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