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Putin’s friend, President of Turkmenistan, sets up gold-plated monument to himself

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was depicted in traditional Turkmen clothes on a running Akhal-Teke horse.

President of Turkmenistan sets up gold-plated monument to himself

While alive, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was immortalized by elegant monument – a gilded statue was unveiled today in Ashgabat on the City Day, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Reuters.

The President is presented in traditional Turkmen clothes on a running Akhal-Teke horse with his right hand held high. Not far from the leader of the country there is a flying dove, symbolizing the desire for peace.

The statue is made of bronze and glided with 24 carat gold. The height of the monument reaches 21 meters, the height of the marble pedestal is 15 meters. The author of the statue is People's Artist of Turkmenistan, sculptor Saragt Babayev.