Turkmenistan: Siemens and Ruhnama

Maciula writes about the ethical aspect of Western companies operating in Turkmenistan, taking as an example the Siemens Corp., which Siemens has openly supported the Ruhnama book in Turkmenistan, written by the late dictator Saparmurat Niyazov.


  • I have found that people who are critical of Saparmyrat Turkmenbashy’s book, Ruhnama, have either:
    (a) not read it completely, or
    (b) have little inclination towards spiritual/philosophical/ethical writings in general.
    I consider Ruhnama (the two volumes collectively — and you cannot separate the two as they comprise a single literary work) the best blueprint for world peace, social advancement, spiritual elevation and personal ethics, written in the past century.
    My compliments and support to Siemens Corp. and any business/industry which supports this effort to further the dissemination of this important work.

  • I did read it. I must be completely anti-ethical.

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