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Central Asia Live! What Is Life Like For Ordinary People In Turkmenistan?

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Throughout its entire post-Soviet history, Turkmenistan has been ruled by eccentric dictators. It has long been at the bottom of international rankings on press freedom and civil liberties. Most of the population scrapes by, even though the state’s wealth comes from gas and oil. Corruption is rife. And the government controls most aspects of life.