Love for animal idols is not only among the rulers of India, but also in foreign countries. The Turkmen ruler has made a 15-meter “gold” statue of his favorite dog. The idol is built in the middle of the newly opened area of the capital Ashgabat. Gurbanguly Berdemukhmedov, in power since 2007, unveiled the massive statue of the Turkmen albi species on Wednesday.
Gurbanguly Berdumukhamedov has long loved this species of dog native to the country and considered part of the national identity of Turkmenistan. Gurbanguly has written many books and poems devoted to this species of dog. He considers this dog to be a symbol of achievement and victory. He once gave a genus of the species Albi as a gift to the President of Russia.
The Turkmen government said the statue was made of bronze and a layer of 24-karat gold had been mounted on it. This statue is 20 feet tall. This statue of the dog is found in the Ashgabat area, which is made for the residence of government officials. Many marble buildings, schools, parks, shops, cinemas and sports grounds can be found in this area.
On the one hand, the ruler of Turkmenistan has opened the treasure for the dog, while the inhabitants of the country are forced to live in poverty. The condition of the independent press in the country is worse than in North Korea. The country’s economy is growing rapidly thanks to oil and natural gas, but only the rich are benefiting. Earlier in 2015, this eccentric dictator of Turkmenistan made his statue out of gold.