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Turkmen Leader Falls off Horse

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Turkmenistan, Citizen Media, Humor, Technology

On April 28, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan and his horse won a race in Ashgabat. Soon after crossing the finish line, however, Berdymukhamedov's horse stumbled and he landed [1] on the dirt. The footage of the embarrassing incident had been made public [2] by international media, and Turkmen dissidents are using the video as an opportunity to ridicule the ‘record-breaking’ president [3]Blog Ruslana T [4] presents several videos which link the Turkmen leader's spill with episodes from popular Soviet and Hollywood films (here [5], here [6], and here [7]).