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President of Turkmenistan unveils giant statue of favourite dog

13 November 2020

Dr Brian Klaas (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society) explains that while the giant statue of a dog in Turkmenistan seems odd, it’s relatively common for dictators to build monuments to seemingly absurd things in order to assert their primacy.

Listen: BBC Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’ (from 40 mins 1 sec)