ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of couples that have never ever met are typical in rural Tajikistan. Nevertheless the August 27 wedding of town schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is very uncommon.
Their wedding had been arranged within just one on orders of the country’s autocratic ruler week.
President Emomali Rahmon had been visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a history that is 23-year-old, gave a speech praising “the best choice of this country and creator of peace in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated appreciation to Rahmon for their part in “supporting training therefore the upbringing associated with the young generation” and recited their own verses of Tajik poetry (see movie below) to honor Rahmon, an old Soviet apparatchik that has governed Tajikistan since 1992. Continue reading “Tajik President’s Purchase: ‘Discover This Man A Wife’”