https://images.unian.net/pb/000/thumb_files/h_190/52980.jpg Ashkhabad COMM Honour guards stay beside President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov’s coffin during farewell ceremony in Ashkhabad (Turkmenistan ) on Sunday, December, 24, 2006. In the night of December, 20-21, 2006 Niyazov died fron sudden cardiac arrest. He was 66 and has been a permanent leader of Turkmenistan for 20 years. In 1990 during national elections Niyazov was elected as a president of Turkmenistan. October, 1, 1993 the session of Medzhlis of Turkmenistan conferred Niyazov to the rank of Turkmenbasha (the leader of all Turkmen). In January, 1994 as a result of referendum the power of the president was prolonged for 5 years without elections. In 1999 Niyazov received the right to stay a permanent president ”without limitation the terms of power”. Photo by Andrey Mosiyenko /POOL /UNIAN

Neyazov’s funeral

COMM Honour guards stay beside President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov’s coffin during farewell ceremony in Ashkhabad (Turkmenistan ) on Sunday, December, 24, 2006. In the night of December, 20-21, 2006 Niyazov died fron sudden cardiac arrest. He was 66 and has been a permanent leader of Turkmenistan for 20 years. In 1990 during national elections Niyazov was elected as a president of Turkmenistan. October, 1, 1993 the session of Medzhlis of Turkmenistan conferred Niyazov to the rank of Turkmenbasha (the leader of all Turkmen). In January, 1994 as a result of referendum the power of the president was prolonged for 5 years without elections. In 1999 Niyazov received the right to stay a permanent president ”without limitation the terms of power”. Photo by Andrey Mosiyenko /POOL /UNIAN

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Author:
Mosienko Andrey
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Turkmenistan / Ashkhabad
Date taken:
24.12.2006
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