Tajikistan: God’s Chosen President Gets Play Treatment
A playwright in Tajikistan has written a semi-mystical and highly complimentary play in honor of the country’s president. This is just the latest in the rapidly developing cult of adulation building around Emomali Rahmon.
The play so far exists only in print form and has yet to be staged. The Adib printing house has produced 1,000 copies of the script of the play, which consists of a sequence of 15 scenes.
Abdugaffor Abdudjaffor’s “The Chosen One” depicts Rahmon as a loving father, visionary modern politician and an exemplary teacher. Other characters include Rahmon’s mother, wife, one of daughters, Ozoda, his eldest son, Rustam, and the late Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Crowd scenes also feature appearances from foreign reporters, representatives of different levels of society, as well as “slanderers and scammers,” according to a report in Asia-Plus.
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