Turkmenistan: Ashgabat Adapts Tale of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs to Politics

Arkadag wants you to respect the dove. (Photo: Igor Sasin/AFP)

A theme song for Turkmenistan’s presidential election on February 12 could be Aretha Franklin’s classic “Who’s Zoomin’ Who.” On the surface, the election offers citizens a choice of eight candidates, including the incumbent, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.

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Justin Burke is the managing editor of Eurasianet.org. David Trilling contributed to the reporting of this story.

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat Adapts Tale of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs to Politics

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