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Big Fat Tajik Wedding Hides Nest of Central Asian Intrigue

A lavish wedding in Moscow has drawn gasps of envious amazement even from Russians inured to garish displays of wealth.

Observers of the inner workings of Central Asian politics, however, may be more interested in the identity and background of the bride’s father, of whom little is known publicly. 

But to the wedding first. Madina Shokirova has provoked jealously all around with her flowing $600,000 dress designed by British haute couture fashion house Ralph & Russo. As online tabloid life.ru reported, the dress was made of several layers of tulle, embroidered with metallic threads and inlayed with silver and several thousand pearls and Swarovski crystals. 

As is customary for such events, a number of Russian rent-a-celebrities turned out to entertain the guests. 

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Big Fat Tajik Wedding Hides Nest of Central Asian Intrigue

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