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“Fetishization of Somoni” Continues in Tajikistan
Written by Alexander Sodiqov On 26 September 2013 @ 16:01 pm | No Comments
In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, History, Quick Reads, Russian, Tajikistan
Don't we have other historical figures to erect statues to? Was Somoni really the only one of its kind? I understand that this fetishization of Somoni is a political phenomenon, [part of] nation building, so to say. But why are the representatives of our intelligentsia <…> silent about this? Do they also worship Somoni?
Tomiris has previously argued  against the ‘Somonization’ of Tajikistan.
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URLs in this post:
 Ismoil Somoni: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_Samani
 criticizes: http://tomiristj.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/somoni-2/
 argued: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/05/06/stop-somonizing-tajikistan/
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