Tajikistan: President’s Family Expands Grip with Key Positions

President Emomali Rakhmon: the über-paterfamilias of Tajikistan. (Photo: David Trilling)

It’s not unusual for politics and business to be family affairs in the former Soviet Union, especially in Central Asia. But President Emomali Rakhmon of Tajikistan – who has seven daughters and two sons – is taking nepotism to new heights.

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Tamiris Esfandiar is the pseudonym for a Dushanbe-based writer.

Tajikistan: President’s Family Expands Grip with Key Positions

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