Accessibility links

Breaking News

Tajik President Wants His Portraits Taken Down

Rahmon: Sick of all the adulation
Rahmon: Sick of all the adulation
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has instructed officials, from district governors to ministers, to remove all his portraits from public places.

In a special letter Rahmon urged all the officials to stop placing his portraits and carpets with his image on the walls of their offices.

In particular, he demanded the removal of photos picturing officials standing or sitting next to the Tajik leader.

According to Rahmon, his portraits and photos should be removed "to prevent misunderstanding among ordinary citizens."

Rahmon's letter also instructed officials that in the future the Tajik president's portraits might be placed in offices or public places only with the approval of the president's office.

-- Tajik Service

About This Blog

Written by RFE/RL editors and correspondents, Transmission serves up news, comment, and the odd silly dictator story. While our primary concern is with foreign policy, Transmission is also a place for the ideas -- some serious, some irreverent -- that bubble up from our bureaus. The name recognizes RFE/RL's role as a surrogate broadcaster to places without free media. You can write us at

Latest Posts